This project builds on remarkable information learned through the Niagara Workforce Planning Board’s (NWPB) Local Integrated Labour Market Planning process. 76% of Niagara businesses are small or medium sized (less than 10 employees). NWPB has identified clusters of declining industries and dominant jobs in these industries, and clusters of emerging growth industries and dominant jobs in those industries.
Literacy Link has been working on identifying the Essential Skills Profiles of emerging dominant jobs. We would like to further research and develop the essential skills profiles of the declining jobs, and develop/compare them to those in the emerging jobs, to develop a skills matching system for employers hiring new staff and for laid-off workers trying to find new careers.
This new tool will allow people to find the best fit for their specific skills sets and needs.