Office of the Premier
Premier's Highly Skilled Workforce Expert Panel Releases Final Report
June 23, 2016 9:45 A.M.
The Premier's Highly Skilled Workforce Expert Panel today released its final report, which will help Ontario develop an integrated strategy to meet the needs of our dynamic economy for today and tomorrow.
Building the Workforce of Tomorrow: A Shared Responsibility makes recommendations on how the province can build on its world-class skills, education and training systems to prepare Ontario's current and future workforce for the technology- and knowledge-based jobs of today and tomorrow.
The government will continue to work with the panel members in the next few months to develop actions informed by the report's recommendations in six key areas:
The panel will use the remainder of its mandate to work with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development and other ministries to develop projects that will implement recommendations in the report.
Investing in people's talent and skills is part of the government's economic plan to build Ontario up and deliver on its number-one priority to grow the economy and create jobs. The four-part plan includes helping more people get and create the jobs of the future by expanding access to high-quality college and university education. The plan is making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario's history and investing in a low-carbon economy driven by innovative, high-growth, export-oriented businesses. The plan is also helping working Ontarians achieve a more secure retirement.
" A highly skilled and adaptable workforce is the foundation of Ontario’s economic competitiveness. Employers, educators and government all have key roles to play to prepare the workforce for tomorrow’s technology-driven knowledge economy. I want to thank the panel members for their report. I look forward to continuing to work with them, and all of our partners, to address the recommendations."
- Kathleen Wynne
Premier of Ontario
" On behalf of the panel, I would like to thank the province for the opportunity to advise on a topic that is top-of-mind for many Ontarians. Preparing our workforce for success will require that employers, educators, labour, communities and governments at all levels rethink what it means to learn, understand how the workplace is changing, and how respective roles and responsibilities must adapt so that our people and our economy can reach their full potential."
- Sean Conway
Chair, Premier's Highly Skilled Workforce Expert Panel