Recessions, pandemics, remote work, accessibility and inclusion – OTEC has navigated workforces through it all.
OTEC collaborates with policy research firms, Think Tanks, University-affiliated research centres and teams at all levels of government focused on topics like workforce development innovation, the future of work, the tourism workforce, and skills development.
We’ve helped grow sectoral resilience through qualitative approaches and data-informed insights.
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Newcomer GPS: Exploring an Integrated Digital Pathway to Settlement is an OTEC-led research project that will test the integrated technology solution CareerAtlas within Service Provider Organizations (SPO) pre-arrival and hybrid settlement services in Canada.
In partnership with the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC), the project brings the Government of Canada’s Skills for Success model to life through customized training aligned with the Tourism and Hospitality sector’s skills development priorities: OTEC’s Accelerated Leadership Series.
Funded by the Government of Canada’s Future Skills Centre, the THER project leveraged OTEC’s workforce development collaboration and capacity-building approach to support workforce recovery planning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Career pathways have become less predictable and today’s youth face significant challenges making sense of the ever-changing world of work. For those just entering the workforce, understanding and navigating the labour market in more personalized, responsive and targeted ways is essential.