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April 27, 2018

Government of Canada helps people in Campbellton improve their essential skills

Campbellton : In a knowledge-based economy and society, strong essential skills are critical in helping adult Canadians find and keep good quality jobs.

That’s why, today, René Arseneault, Member of Parliament for Madawaska—Restigouche, on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, announced an innovative bilingual project that will help residents of Campbellton, NB as well as in other provinces to develop their skills so they are better prepared to gain ground in the workforce.

The Government of Canada will provide over $3.1 million, over three and half years, in an online workplace training program, developed and delivered by Restigouche Community Business Development Corporation (CBDC). Restigouche CBDC will work with up to 360 participants including official language minority communities, women and Indigenous people, recruited through businesses from 5 provinces in the pilot phase, to help them develop essential skills, such as decision making, problem solving and critical thinking.

This online training program will serve as an excellent model that can be customized by employers across the country. By empowering employers with these kinds of innovative tools, an even higher number of employees already working in this sector will benefit from gaining essential skills needed in the manufacturing industry today and in the future.

Through the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills, the Government of Canada works in partnership with provincial and territorial governments, employers and community organizations to provide Canadians with the resources they need to take advantage of job opportunities, contribute meaningfully to their communities and share in the country’s prosperity.

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