NADC’s LEARN initiative releases report examining skills, training needs in northern AB

March 3, 2020

Labour Education Applied Research North (LEARN), an initiative created by the Northern Alberta Development Council, has published its report for 2020. On behalf of LEARN, Academica conducted a literature review, a labour market and job posting analysis, and industry consultations to investigate skills and training needs in the region. The research found that the region had been disrupted by changes in technology, resulting in an increasing demand for IT skills across nearly all industries in the region, especially related to cloud computing, cybersecurity and data analytics. The report made seven recommendations that focused on creating open communication channels between industry and postsecondary institutions, exploring short-term learning opportunities, and incorporating technology into the learning process.   NADC (Report)  (AB)