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Projects

We partner with workforce development professionals from across the province to identify, test and validate effective solutions for Ontario. 

FEATURED PROJECTS

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BROWSE OUR PORTFOLIO

LITERACY & BASIC SKILLS

Contextualized essential skills demonstration project – A short, industry-focused training course that teaches foundational learning skills in the context of an individual’s current occupation.

Career pathways for the child care sector – Building post-secondary training programs that allow low-skilled workers to advance in their careers.

Software development and coding boot camps – Short-term, industry-led training opportunities for the ICT sector.

In Motion & Momentum pre-employment readiness program – Promoting client successes through skills building and personal well-being supports

My Learning Place: a personal career development course – Accessing highly vulnerable clients through on-site training delivery.

Fostering entrepreneurial mindsets among older workers – Tailored services and supports for older workers to help combat self-directed ageism.

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

Building capacity in employment services for newcomers – Effective placement of newcomers in meaningful employment opportunities

Integration of immigrants into the workforce – Meeting changing workforce and economic needs through the immigrant talent pool

Personalized, coaching-based support models for employment service providers – An integrated, client-centric delivery model to reduce long-term unemployment.

Intensive targeted training program for the landscape and horticulture industry – A sector-driven, youth-focused, training and work experience program designed to fill job vacancies, promote entry pathways, and destigmatize skilled trades work.

Mental health supports for jobseekers – Assisting clients with mild to moderate mental health issues through smoother employment transitions.

Workforce development strategies for the Whitesand First Nation community – Developing effective workforce strategies to support local economic and social development initiatives.

Career pathways demonstration project – An innovative made-in-Ontario educational model that helps individuals target meaningful, sector-focused employment opportunities.

APPRENTICESHIP

Shared apprenticeship model for the electrical and mechanical trades – Improving quality, diversity, and administrative supports in the apprenticeship system.

Evaluating the effectiveness of a shared apprenticeship model for adults – A model providing hands-on support as a third-party broker between adult apprenticeship candidates and a consortium of employers.

LABOUR MARKET INFO

Labour market analysis of a Northern community – Examining local approaches to labour market profiling for small communities

Recruitment and retention strategies for general labourers – Understanding barriers to sector-specific recruitment and retention of general labourers

EMPLOYER ENGAGEMENT

Fostering mutual learning environments in workplaces – Building a mutual learning environment for older and younger workers in small to medium-sized businesses.

Competencies-based employer hiring practices – Using prior learning assessment & recognition for more inclusive hiring practices.

Sustainable employment pathways based on short-term market opportunities in the largest port in Ontario – Building accessible, demand-led post-secondary pathways.

Online job matching technology for service providers – An online platform established to address unemployment and underemployment in Ontario.