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Partnerships at Work. The Nova Scotia Partners for Workplace Education A provincial advisory committee established in 1997 to increase the role of business.

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1 Partnerships at Work

2 The Nova Scotia Partners for Workplace Education A provincial advisory committee established in 1997 to increase the role of business and labour as partners with government in the workplace education initiative. The goal of the committee is to encourage the growth of a learning culture within the Nova Scotia workplace.

3 Our Vision People, communities, and workplaces embracing learning for life

4 Partners Include Industry Labour Government Practitioners

5 Representation Nova Scotia Federation of Labour Federal Government Allendale Electronics Nova Scotia Department of Education Fishermans Cove Regional Development Associations Association of Workplace Educators of Nova Scotia (AWENS)

6 Nova Scotia Partners Advises workplace partners on policy issues Ambassadors for Workplace Education Creates public awareness around skill development issues Members sit on Workplace Program Approval Committee Managed federal/provincial project in creation of new workplace curriculum (Document Use Refresher)

7 Partnerships build expertise promote understanding ensure better programming are cost effective

8 Why Partnerships Work Management contributes industry expertise Labour/Workers/Participants contribute job expertise and knowledge of the workforce Government constitutes knowledge of adult education and good practice Instructor partners with workplace/project team to customize programs

9 Todays workplace is constantly changing. Workplace Education programs help workers deal with change. It is a chance to improve your reading, writing, math, problem solving, oral communication and basic computer skills

10 Investment Total: $1,358, Province: $422, Industry: $936, programs were established at 70 work sites employees benefited from Workplace Education.

11 Benefits of Workplace Education Workers develop skills and self-confidence that they can use at work, at home and in the community Nova Scotia strengthens its economy and overall society through a lifelong learning culture

12 Learn at work in a relaxed setting Work at your own pace Programs are free of charge

13 Workplace Education - provides on-site programs for employed workers customized to the workplace – Allendale Electronics: Workplace Numeracy and Communications – C-Vision Ltd Electronics – Petes Frootique: Leadership Skills Workforce Adjustment - assists displaced workers who require transition support to search for and obtain new employment – Trenton Works Transition Centre – Maple Leaf Transition Centre – Hershey Canada (Moirs) – Canadian Auto Workers/Clearwater – OLS:Valley, Northern, Central One Journey-Work and Learn - provides job-specific training to clients in receipt of income assistance who upon successful completion move into employment with an industry partner – Trucking Project: Trucking Sector Council – CCA Training, Antigonish, Truro, Metro Program Streams

14 Programs Continued Apprenticeship Essential Skills - assists apprentices in the technical portion of their training – Sheet Metal Workers and Roofers, Local 56 – Essential Skills for Roofers – Women Unlimited Project Small Business Essential Skills - ensures that the essential skills needs of small and rural businesses are met – Fishermans Cove Small Business Program Sector Engagement Program - promotes human resource planning and development in partnership with key stakeholder organizations. Seeks to promote the development of a learning culture through capacity building at the sectoral level – Healthcare Sector Council Recruitment and Retention Strategy

15 Contact Information For further information contact:


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