A key component of CleanBC is to ensure that British Columbians get the skills they need to thrive in a low-carbon economy. Government is funding the development of a CleanBC Workforce Readiness Plan (CBCWRP) to address the labour and workforce opportunities that will emerge through the implementation of CleanBC. CBCWRP will support workforce capacity building, guide investment in relevant skills training, and highlight new opportunities for BC’s workers in a low-carbon economy.
The goal of the CBCWRP is to ensure that BC’s clean economy is globally competitive and able to respond to emerging opportunities through training, retraining and ongoing professional development programs.
This project is funded through the Canada-BC Labour Market Development Agreement’s Sector Labour Market Partnerships program as administered by the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
The CBCWRP project began in fall 2018 and has included clean economy sector engagement and labour market research activities to date. To build on initial research and inform the development of the CBCWRP strategy, an industry survey and a series of regional workshops are being conducted in fall 2019.
More information is available in the Project Backgrounder here. [link to project backgrounder]