More than $2.27-million in funding is going towards six different projects throughout Newfoundland and Labrador through the Workforce Innovation Centre to support rural residents, women and newcomers.
Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, Bernard Davis and a number of people came together at Stella’s Circle today, as Davis announced the over two million dollars in funding for the Second Call for Proposals approved through the NL Workforce Innovation Centre.
Funding will go to six different projects throughout the province, including $687,269 for Stella’s Circle, $443,000 for Eastern Health, $334,017 to the Newfoundland and Labrador Forestry Industry Association, $287,131 for the Laubach Literacy Council, $280,851 to Women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology (WinSETT) Leadership Program and lastly $238,932 for Memorial University’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
The projects were selected based on their fit with government’s vision for job creation and economic development in The Way Forward and the objectives of the NL Research and Innovation Program.
Sharon McLennon, Director of the NL Workforce Innovation Centre says the six projects provide new models of innovation in workforce development that will support under-represented groups.