While Indigenous youth could provide a significant source of local labour to industry in BC, they are often disengaged, not well networked, and left out of conversations about the future of skills and training. Focusing on sectors with high future demand (clean technology; clean energy; natural resource extraction and processing; marine shipping; the built environment; and manufacturing), the Two-Eyed Seeing Network will work to bridge the gaps between the needs of industry and the potential Indigenous workforce of tomorrow.
The network includes participation from Indigenous communities, Industry leaders, workforce and social development organizations, and education and training providers all working together to establish a viable pathway to future work for Indigenous youth that meets the needs of, and is relevant to, both Industry and Indigenous communities. Network partners will work to determine the critical elements to bridge gaps, remove barriers, and engage communities in workforce development, to enable successful labour force participation for Indigenous youth.
Published: May 2023
Capability: Strategic Program Review - Collective Impact Evaluation - Knowledge Mobilization/ Workshop Facilitation - Strengthening Capacity - Program Evaluation/ Performance Measurement - Survey Design and Data Management - Policy Research
Policy Area: Adult Learning - Adult Training - Workplace Training - Literacy and Essential Skills, Career Development and LMI, Community Capacity, Employment - Workplace Diversity and Inclusion - Employment Supports and Services - Employment Programs, Youth Development and Inclusion
Population: Communities and Families - Indigenous Peoples - Youth