“The Workforce Innovation Centre will fund a variety of initiatives to help create sustainable employment and serve as an incubator for new ideas and projects that will help our province prosper,” said The Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour. “This far-reaching advancement will have a positive impact on post-secondary education, industry, and the economy in Newfoundland and Labrador.”
The centre, located in College of the North Atlantic’s (CNA) Corner Brook campus, provides a coordinated, central point of access to engage government, career and employment service providers, skills development organizations, and stakeholders in the business and community sectors. Its goal is to help research and test new and innovative workforce development models that make direct links to facilitate labour force participation, attachment, and increased workforce productivity. The centre is supported by a $1.5 million investment from the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Labour Market Development Agreement. These funds will be allocated for successful proponents of approved projects following this call for proposals.