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  1. Building and Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce Calgary Regional Partnerships Caroline FairbrotherAlberta Employment, Immigration and Industry Date, 2007

  2. Topics • Alberta Employment Immigration and Industry • Building and Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce • Current initiatives around Calgary • Labour Market Partnerships

  3. AEII • Workforce Supports • Employment and Training Programs • Supports for Low Income Albertans • Labour Force Development • Immigration, Economic and Rural Development • Immigration Policy and Programs • Investment and Industry Development • Labour Attraction and Industry Competitiveness • Regional and Rural Development

  4. AEII • Labour Standards and Workplace Safety • People, Skills and Workplace Resources • Publications, labour market information and forecasts, Alberta learning Information Service www.alis.gov.ab.ca • Delivery Services • 6 regions

  5. What’s going on now… Trends Changing and Increasingly Competitive Global Setting Increased Urbanization Hot Economy Rising Education Requirements The Demographic Time Bomb Strong Economic Growth and a Tightening Labour Force

  6. Alberta’s Occupational Demand/Supply Outlook – 2006-2016 400,000 109,000 Gap! 291,000 Demand Supply Data Source: www.hre.gov.ab.ca/lmi

  7. What this means to employers… Competition for Workers Loss of Mature Workers Skill Shortages Rising Wages/Benefits Changes to HR Policies Turnover Labour-saving Technologies Recruitment and Integration of Immigrants Hiring from Under-represented Groups

  8. The Strategy…Building and Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce - - - - - INFORM - - - - - Education, Career, Workplace and Labour Market Information • DEVELOP • Education & Training Investment • Technology Adoption • Process Improvement • ATTRACT • Immigration & Mobility RETAIN • Community & Work Attractiveness O U T C O M E S MORE: Improved supply of appropriately skilled, knowledgeable workers BETTER: Highly skilled, educated and innovative people INNOVATIVE: High performance work environments that can make maximum use of innovation and technology

  9. Priority Actions and Sub-Strategies Building and Educating Tomorrow’s WorkforceBroad Priority Actions INFORM ATTRACT DEVELOP RETAIN Ministry Action Plans 3-5 Year Plans Industry and Workforce Sub-Strategies Government is Lead Influence More than One Industry Industry is Lead Sector Specific

  10. Labour Market Partnerships • Encourage, support and facilitate human resource planning and labour adjustments • Promote industry/community involvement and community capacity to address labour market needs • Develop and promote labour market intelligence and its use in labour development

  11. Labour Market Partnerships • Research and Analysis • Planning • Promotion • Communications • Coordination

  12. Thank you for your time! ? Questions & Comments