Alberta puts focus on training people for employment

New program aims to move 40,000 adults into the workforce through academic upgrading, language courses and job skills training
||Last Updated: 08/31/2004

The Alberta government has launched a new program aimed at helping the unemployed find, train for and keep jobs.

The program, Alberta Works, will also support people when they move into the workforce, help families cover their basic costs of living and help employers get the skilled workers they need, according to the province.

“In a province where employers are calling for more skilled workers, we will help more unemployed Albertans take their place in the workforce,” said Clint Dunford, Minister of Alberta Human Resources and Employment.