About Workplace Education

The Workplace Education Initiative promotes learning at work and supports the development of your workers by increasing workplace skills.

Workplace Education Coordinators are available to help you assess the learning needs of your business, recommend education programs for your workers, help you apply for funding that is available to cover the cost of an instructor, and provide support while your program is taking place.

Workplace Education benefits the employer, the worker, the union and Nova Scotia by:

  • Supporting the development of a skilled and adaptable workforce
  • Helping the workplace meet new challenges
  • Improving employee confidence and morale
  • Increasing productivity
  • Improving communication and teamwork
  • Reducing staff turnover
  • Building stronger management and labour relationships
  • Increasing the ability to embrace and manage workplace change
  • Improving workplace health and safety
  • Creating a culture of learning

Workplace Education programs are partnerships between employers, employees and government based on:

  • Building workplace expertise
  • Promoting understanding
  • Best practice
  • Cost effectiveness for the workplace

Workplace Education programs are guided by the principles of:

  • Assessment
  • Partnership
  • Evaluation
  • Recognition
"We recently had an opportunity to do business with the United Kingdom, but that required quite a shift in our normal production processes. We successfully made the change and I can tell you with certainty we did it because our workplace education programs have resulted in a real 'can do' culture." - Gennie Himmelman, Elmsdale Lumber

Read on for more information about Workplace Education Initiative and how it can work for your organization.


Funding provided through the Canada–Nova Scotia Job Fund