Skills 4 Success Action Plan Supports First-in-Line Employment for NWT Residents

YELLOWKNIFE (November 17, 2016) – Minister of Education, Culture and Employment Alfred Moses tabled the Skills 4 Success 4-Year Action Plan 2016-2020 on November 4, targeting actions to improve employment success for the people of the Northwest Territories.

Action Plan 2016-2020 supports the Skills 4 Success 10-Year Strategic Framework and contains four foundational goals related to skills development, streamlined supports, NWT workforce partnerships, and labour market information. It is based on evidence from extensive research on adult and postsecondary education and training, feedback from informed stakeholder engagements, and comprehensive up-to-date labour market information for the NWT.  It supports evidence-based decision making and provides a solid path to determine appropriate programs and supports so that residents are better prepared for future employment opportunities.

The Skills 4 Success Framework and Action Plan support the Government of the Northwest Territories’ Mandate commitment to Education, Training and Youth Development by expanding opportunities for post-secondary education, trades-oriented learning, and northern education institutions.

Quotes

“We want northern residents to be first in line for jobs in the NWT.  We also want to help build and expand a skilled workforce to meet our future labour demand.  To do this, we must ensure that our education and training system keeps pace with the changing dynamics of our labour market, so that NWT residents gain the necessary education and skills required to be successful in their employment pursuits.”

-Alfred Moses, Minister of Education, Culture and Employment

Quick Facts 

  • The Skills 4 Success 4-Year Action Plan 2016-2020 was developed with over one thousand residents and organizations from across the NWT through a series of public engagements and regional focus groups, a territorial symposium, meetings and online surveys.
  • Action Plan 2016-2020 is evidence-based and supported by new labour market information from The Conference Board of Canada which includes the Northwest Territories Labour Market Forecast and Needs Assessment and the Labour Market Information Resource.
  • The Skills 4 Success initiative is focused on achieving system wide improvements to the NWT’s adult and postsecondary education and skills training system for better employment outcomes for NWT residents.
  • The Skills 4 Success initiative supports the 18th Legislative Assembly’s commitment to foster lifelong learning, skills development, training and employability. 
  • The Department of Education, Culture and Employment is leading the Skills 4 Success initiative on behalf of the Government of the Northwest Territories.

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