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Skills for BC Online Discussions


Throughout November and December 2012, Premier Christy Clark held an online discussion on this site on the topic of building a skilled workforce.


#Ideas2Actions Process


We received just over 500 contributions to the discussion; there were 400 comments in the Skills For BC discussion forum, many more private emails, as well as feedback through Facebook and Twitter.


Of those 500 comments, approximately 200 ideas were submitted. Since December, when the questions closed, the BC Jobs Plan Team has been working with government officials, and partners like the Industry Training Authority, to review all 200 ideas and assess their feasibility. While not every idea can be implemented, some of the top ideas will be actioned. Many who contributed ideas will receive updates via email or phone call. In addition, there will be a growing list of government actions posted  at www.bcjobsplan/ideas-to-actions/.


#Skills4BC Discussion summaries


Week 1 Summary - Question How can British Columbia’s young people build a successful trades or technical career and be first in line for BC jobs?




Week 2 Summary - Question What can we, as parents and schools, do to change people’s notions of trades and technical careers?




Week 3 Summary - Question What advice would you give on exploring alternatives to traditional routes to a trades career?




Week 4 Summary - Question How can BC communities and businesses get ready to seize the opportunities coming with liquefied natural gas(LNG)?




Week 5 Summary - Question How can employers deal with the upcoming skills shortage?