Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training
Regional Workforce Tables
- January 4, 2013 - Skills training plans address needs in northern B.C.
- June 19, 2012 - Regional Workforce Table Open House Forum in Cranbrook
- February 10, 2012 - Regional Workforce Table open house in Dawson Creek
- January 30, 2012 - TERRACE - First Regional Workforce Table open house forum in Terrace
- September 22, 2011 - VANCOUVER - Premier releases Canada Starts Here: The BC Jobs Plan
Regional Workforce Tables are regionally-driven groups, with key leaders from industry, labour, employers, First Nations, educators, training service providers, economic development organizations and others. Regional Workforce Tables apply local knowledge and expertise to identify economic development opportunities and inform alignment of training programs with demand for jobs.
The Northeast and Northwest regions of the province – which include the North Coast, Nechako and Northeast Development regions – were the first to establish Regional Workforce Tables. The knowledge gained in these regions is helping to inform the work of a third table, which has since been established in the Kootenay region.
As a starting point in developing the tables, Regional Workforce Table Open House Forums were held to give regional leaders the opportunity to build the foundations for a workforce table in their region.
Following the Open House Forums, the Regional Workforce Tables were formally established. Each identified the development of a Regional Skills Training Plan for their region as their key deliverable to support the following goals:
- Outlining regional economic opportunities and labour market needs
- Identifying opportunities and making recommendations to align existing training and labour market programs to meet employment opportunities in their regions
- Continuing to ensure that local training programs are aligned with economic demand.
Information on each Regional Workforce Table can be found by clicking on the appropriate economic development region of the province.