HR technology board tackles skills shortage

Four-part plan aims to create a 'foundation stone' for knowledge economy
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 07/24/2003

The Canadian Human Resources Technology Board is drafting up a plan to tackle the looming skills shortage.

The move is in response to what Bob Cook, executive director of the board, called the “alarm” raised recently among HR stakeholders about Canada’s skilled preparedness.

“We can’t let our preoccupation with today’s headlines obscure the looming reality of crises like the coming drastic skills shortage in Canada,” said Cook. “Within the next few years, 44.5 per cent of technicians and technologists in Canada will retire, creating demands for thousands in almost every sector.”