Workplace Education

Workplace Education

Industries and businesses in all sectors; resource, service, manufacturing and information technology can tell you the future is now. The needs are changing as we operate and compete in a global, technically advanced economy. We know that businesses and organizations need the skills that are in demand. Workplace education is here to help you gain the skills needed to innovate and compete.

The Workplace Education Initiative (WEI) promotes and supports business skills development by increasing knowledge and enhancing critical workplace skills.
Regional Workplace Education and Training Coordinators will help assess the learning needs of individual businesses or clusters of businesses, and will recommend education programs to fill those needs.  The Coordinator will also assist with the application for funding, which covers the cost of instruction, and provide support while a program is taking place.
Workplace education benefits businesses and organizations by:

  • Helping meet new challenges
  • Increasing productivity
  • Improving communication and teamwork
  • Increasing the ability to embrace and manage workplace change
  • Improving workplace health and safety
  • Creating a culture of learning

Workplace education tailors training to meet your industry needs by:

  • Conducting thorough training needs assessments
  • Recommending programs to support needs
  • Working with you to develop and deliver customized training programs

Programs that are typically delivered include:

  • Business Skills
  • Leadership for Communications
  • Transformational Leadership 
  • Human Resource Essentials (HR)
  • MS Office
  • Excel
  • Business Writing Skills, Proposal Writing
  • Marketing,
  • Professional Sales
  • Social Media
  • Customer Service
  • Financial Management  
  • Sage 50
  • Quickbooks
  • Project Management

Workplace education programs are available to all working Nova Scotians. Contact a Regional Workplace Education and Training Coordinator in your region to discuss in more detail.

Funding provided through the Canada -Nova Scotia Workforce Development Agreement