Labour and Advanced Education Workplace Cluster Programs
Important Notice from the Department of Labour and Advanced Education, Workplace Initiatives
The Nova Scotia Government and the Government of Canada signed a new Labour Market Development Agreement (LMDA) and Workforce Development Agreement (WDA)in March 2018. While these new agreements provide Nova Scotia with more funding and flexibility to address provincial labour market needs; they also have greater reporting requirements to ensure better accountability through the evaluation of programs.
As of January 1, 2019, organizations who host Workplace Education (WEI) programs are required to register services under their agreements in LaMPSS. Participants in WEI programs will be required to provide their SINs to the host organizations to receive federal funding to take Workplace Education training. The collection of SIN numbers is a standard practice in other jurisdictions and for other provincial programs receiving Federal funding.
The Federal Government has a right to access SINs; this stipulation was added to Labour Market Transfer Agreements and approved by the Federal Treasury Board. This practice will ensure more accountability in reporting and will allow us to better understand the actual impact of LMDA and WDA funding.This is a benefit to all Canadians.
In relation to LaMPSS, it is important to note that it is a secure system. No data collected via the SIN will be connected to an individual. The Federal Government only sees information in aggregate form and only uses this data for monitoring and evaluation purposes.
LAE Workplace education - Current Course offerings listed under Course Calendar above.
Workplace education programs support the development of a skilled and adaptable workforce. As such, persons wishing to take part in Workplace education training MUST be employed or self employed, as per the provincial guidelines.
Department of Labour and Workforce Development staff are available to work with employers and employees throughout the province.
CBDC NOBL - and the Department of Labour and Advanced Education have partnered to provide business owners and their employees with funded business training and development. Each course is 40 hours in length and held for four hours per week for ten consecutive weeks, with sessions taking place in each Spring, Fall and Winter. Upon completion of each course (minimum 80% attendance), participants will receive a Certificate from the Department of Labour and Advanced Education.
Each person that registers for a course will have a 30 min Individual Needs Assessment conducted by the instructor to ensure the course meets your needs.
Examples of courses offered include:
Marketing and Sales
Human Resources Management
Communication in the Workplace
Business Skills for Growth and Profitability
Basic and Intermediate Excel
Essential Business Technology
Excellence in Customer Service
Check often as we’re continually adding to our offerings.
Being in the industry I am, I have been aware of the SEB program for many years. As a participant, I was surprised at the number of ways the program impacted my business. Everyone I dealt with from the beginnings of an idea to final approval were helpful and supportive. The professional presenters on topics ranging from marketing to financial issues to insurance were very informative and often were able to put things in the context of my business problems and concerns. The most surprising to me though was the benefit received from brainstorming with other business owners about issues we were all facing in trying to grow our business and the realization that we had a network of support.