Beta-Test Projects

Eleven sites in BC and across Canada will beta-test promising practices that strengthen the LES skills of displaced workers.

The first phase of the Displaced Workers project is gathering information and doing research.

The second phase is identifying and testing selected learning models. These can be existing programs being adapted to current situations or new approaches coming from knowledge of learners and local job markets. There are 11 beta-testing sites, seven in BC and four elsewhere in Canada (AB, ON, SK).

The sites were chosen based on proposals that were reviewed by a selection committee made of project staff, partners and members of the Canadian National Advisory Committee (CNAC). Practices will vary from site to site and will be tested for scalability and effectiveness over a one-year period.

Beta testing will take place during 2021. Results and analysis will be reported in 2022.

  1. Belleville, ON: Next Steps Project
  2. Chatham, ON: Women Displaced from Work
  3. Columbia Basin, BC: Workplace Skills in the Basin and Boundary
  4. Coronach, SK: Surviving Downsizing: Reimagining Yourself in a Post-Layoff World
  5. Fraser Lake, BC: The Autumn Services “You” Project
  6. Fort Nelson, BC: Technology and Personal Skills Project
  7. Gold River, BC: Shaping the Future of a Rural Community through Improved Access to Technology
  8. Lethbridge, AB: Moving Forward: New Opportunities, New Lives
  9. Mount Currie, BC: Fundamentals of Community-Based Business for Indigenous Communities and Beyond
  10. Quesnel, BC: Driver Education Preparation
  11. Port Alice and Port Hardy, BC: Connect4Work: Digital Literacy for Displaced Workers