MITT receives federal funding for Indigenous-focused micro-credential
Originally posted: April 07, 2021
The Future Skill Centre (FSC), announced a $32 million investment into real-time training, upskilling, and research programming for workers and employers in Canada. MITT's micro-credential pilot was one of 64 successful project applicants through FSC's Shock-proofing the Future of Work Challenge, which are aimed at promoting workforce resilience and target sectors, regions, and populations facing acute employment needs due to social and economic shocks.
By investing in skills innovation, the launch of these projects aim to address the ongoing challenges towards a sustainable long-term recovery.
According to Marnie Groeneveld, Acting Executive Director, Business Development and Strategic Initiatives, MITT's pilot project will focus on training surrounding the core MITT Work Skills, including adaptability, collaboration, communication, problem solving, initiative, adaptability and professionalism. The micro-credential will be delivered to students in MITT's Construction Labourer Certificate program and will benefit them by providing skills employers are looking for, and that are transferable between jobs and sectors.
Learn more about MITT's project, here.