Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

September 17, 2010 11:47 ET

The Government of Canada Marks Learn @ Work Week

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 17, 2010) - The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, marked Learn @ Work Week by encouraging Canadians to actively participate in skills training and learning in the workplace. 

"In today's economy, it is more important than ever that Canadians have the skills they need to succeed in the workforce and build better futures," said Minister Finley. "Learning at work benefits both employers and employees—an educated and skilled workforce is more flexible and has more employment opportunities."

Celebrated from September 20 to 24 this year, Learn @ Work Week is a national event during which organizations and companies raise awareness of workplace learning and plan learning activities. Businesses, governments and not-for-profit organizations are invited to share their learning initiatives with their employees and the public.

The Government of Canada works collaboratively with the provinces and territories, partners and stakeholders to help Canadians get the skills they need to participate fully in the workplace through various initiatives, including funding for provincial and territorial training programs, apprenticeship grants, and project funding under the Sector Council Program and through the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills. The Office also offers skills assessment, learning and training tools that can be helpful to businesses and individuals.

For more information on these programs, visit the following websites:

http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/home.shtml

www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/workplaceskills/oles/tools.shtml

http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/workplaceskills/trades_apprenticeship/index.shtml#b

http://www.rhdcc-hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/workplaceskills/sector_councils/index.shtml

This news release is available in alternative formats upon request.

Contact Information

  • Office of Minister Finley
    Michelle Bakos
    Press Secretary
    819-994-2482
    or
    Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
    Media Relations Office
    819-994-5559