Government funding focuses on skills development

Stronach announces $2 million for four new sector councils
||Last Updated: 10/21/2005

The food, policing, volunteer/non-profit and printing sectors got a boost from the federal government last week with the announcement of the creation of four new sector councils.

The federal government pledged $2 million to develop the new councils that will bring together business, labour and educational leaders to identify and address common human resources and skills issues.

“Investing in the skills of Canadians is key to our continued success in the global economy,” said Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development Belinda Stronach. “Sector councils have been instrumental in addressing skills issues by ensuring that workers already employed and those seeking employment are well prepared for the challenges of the rapidly evolving labour market.”