Ottawa wants stronger role in training

Employers need to establish a culture of workplace development
By Uyen Vu
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/20/2004

The federal government will offer businesses financial incentives to upgrade workers skills, said Joe Volpe, minister of the newly created department of Human Resources and Skills Development.

“Traditionally, our employers have not spent much money on training. They spend even less on skills upgrading. So we need to get into a partnership with many employers that allows them — that compels them — to establish a culture of workplace development of their own personnel,” said Volpe, who spoke to

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