One Journey Work and Learn - Project Identification and Development

All One Journey Work and Learn Projects begin with the identification of a skill shortage in a particular industry. Once a shortage is identified an industry steering committee, including representation from the Department of Labour and Advanced Education and Community Services, is formed.

The process for planning, developing and implementing each project is determined by the challenges and opportunities within each targeted industry sector. Each project begins with a needs assessment to assist in the establishment of program criteria. The steering committee meets once a month to give ongoing advice on the program.

The critical element and success factor of One Journey Work and Learn programs is the job offer that is made by industry to participant upon entry into the program.

One Journey Work and Learn is a responsive and 'hands-on' operational program for the employee and employer. As a result the program has a 90 % employee retention rate in hard to fill jobs.


Funding provided through the Canada–Nova Scotia Job Fund