ACCC warns of looming "economic power outage"

February 24, 2008

The Association of Canadian Community Colleges is asking the federal government to address the country's "critical skills shortage," or face "an economic power outage."  250,000 new workers are needed in the next 7 years in the construction sector alone.  According to the ACCC, Canada's colleges are chronically underfunded and therefore limited in their ability to meet Canada's workforce needs.  ACCC News Release