February 15, 2019

Blueprint is proud to be a partner in Canada’s new Future Skills Centre

Blueprint CEO Karen Myers (3rd from right) with the Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance and the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development at the official FSC announcement on February 14th.

Blueprint is proud to announce our role in Canada’s new Future Skills Centre. We have been selected to partner with Ryerson University and the Conference Board of Canada to lead this ground-breaking initiative. Funded by the Government of Canada’s Future Skills Program, the Future Skills Centre will help Canadians improve their ability to adapt to a changing workplace.

The Centre will focus on four pillars:

  • Building a network of key partners and stakeholders
  • Leading cutting-edge research
  • Evaluating innovative projects that develop, test and measure new approaches to skills assessment and development
  • Sharing and mobilizing knowledge

By generating and mobilizing evidence about the skills needs of the future and the responses that are effective in meeting these needs, the Centre will help us understand how to build a stronger skills development ecosystem and ultimately contribute to a more skilled, resilient and equitable workforce.

Blueprint’s Kelly Pasolli, Karen Myers, and Mark Abraham at the official FSC announcement on February 14th

Our expertise in skills development and extensive experience executing complex research and evaluation projects will allow us to confidently lead the Future Skills Centre evidence generation strategy. Working with partners across the country, we will build a culture of evidence-informed decision-making that will strengthen our skills development ecosystem and improve outcomes for individuals, families and communities across Canada.

You can read more about our approach to the Future Skills Centre evidence generation strategy here.

You can read the ESDC news release here.