Upskilling for the Innovation Economy

This initiative brings together CICan members to develop and deliver new microcredentials to upskill workers in four high-growth sectors: agricultural technology, advanced manufacturing, clean technology, and biomanufacturing.

Not only will these microcredentials help bridge skills gaps, equipping mid-career workers with the expertise needed to excel in emerging and in-demand sectors, but they will also contribute to strengthening Canada’s economy, ensuring its resilience and growth for the future.

Key Features:

  • Focused Training: Short, impactful upskilling paths, each less than 16 weeks, tailored to the needs of each sector.
  • Industry Collaboration: Co-created curricula with industry partners to ensure training meets current labour market demands.
  • Real-world Experience: Learners put their new skills to immediate use through virtual simulations and micro placements, reinforcing their learning and enhancing their job readiness.
  • Wide Impact: CICan members across the country will initially upskill 1,000 workers, plus more when the training becomes open education resources.

Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 4
Quality Education
Goal 8
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Goal 10
Reduced Inequalities

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