Workforce Development: AspireAtlantic Webinar Series

The Pier Labs team is excited to share our recent webinar series and panel discussions about the AspireAtlantic employment program.

The AspireAtlantic team is excited to share the recordings from our webinar series.

Tune in to unravel the AspireAtlantic model and learn about its significant impact on the employment landscape in the Atlantic region.

These sessions provide a comprehensive overview of the model, an exploration of its implementation, and a discussion of the vital support it offers to individuals and employers within the employment ecosystem.

Our thought-provoking panel discussions feature key partners, including employment support service providers, sector associations, AspireAtlantic employers, and the AspireAtlantic research and delivery team.

Webinar 1 | AspireAtlantic Findings
How sector-based workforce models enable employment pathways and sector growth

This webinar is focused on sharing project findings  and a panel discussion with employment supports service providers, sector associations, and AspireAtlantic employers.

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Webinar 2 | AspireAtlantic in Practice

Scaling practitioners' insights to empower job seekers and employers for sector and economic growth


This session is focused on sharing the insights and learnings from AspireAtlantic employment practitioners to help enhance employment programming.  



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About AspireAtlantic

The work to recruit, retain, and train more people in skilled trades is critical to how we’ll tackle the challenges facing housing, healthcare, and infrastructure in Atlantic Canada. And, employment services models like the one used for AspireAtlantic can help ensure we’re creating opportunities for people to find meaningful employment and a path to advancement.

AspireAtlantic is not just another study—it's a mission-driven initiative that implemented and tested an evidence-based employment services model in Nova Scotia.

Project Vision: Bring together service providers and sectoral partners to facilitate the connection between jobseekers and employers, all while gathering crucial evidence and testing the effectiveness of a sectoral workforce development program.

Project goal: Move unemployed and underemployed individuals into sectors brimming with middle-skill job openings and ample opportunities for career advancement. To achieve this, we've recruited over 100 dedicated participants and have provided them with career readiness training, occupational skills training, and post-employment advancement coaching. The results are impressive, with approximately 60 participants already employed or actively engaged in interviews.

Project Partners: Our commitment to this vital work is made possible by the generous support of the Future Skills Centre and the NS Department of Labour, Skills, and Immigration.

Additionally, we've partnered with key organizations like the Immigrant Services Association of NS (ISANS), Digby Adult Learning Association (DALA), MetroWorks, Nova Scotia Construction Sector Council – ICI, Atlantic Home Building and Renovation Sector Council, and Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium.

Together, we are shaping the future of employment in Atlantic Canada.

To read more about the work, join us for the webinars or visit our project page.


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