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The HR Partnership was established to bring together the three key elements of the Workforce - Industry, Educators and Trainers, and Government agencies as well as career seekers and workforce mebers. Several initiatives are bearing fruit, and the results of collaboration are evident.


WORKFORCE STRATEGY AND CAREERS FORUM A SUCCESS

The Three R's - Right people, Right place, Right time¨ That was the theme of the second Workforce Strategy and Careers Forum presented by the Aerospace and Defence Human Resources Partnership on 3 and 4 May at the Aviation Institute of the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC). The Department of Education's Skills Nova Scotia, The Conference Board of Canada, the Canadian Aerospace HR Alliance, NSCC and other organizations contributed to this event, as did members of the HR Partnership and the Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Nova Scotia.

The Forum was opened by The Honourable Dr. John Hamm, recently retired Premier of Nova Scotia shown here being greeted by HRP Board Chair Dr. Paul Dixon, NSCC Aviation Institute Director Captain Peter Bing, and Jim King, President of the HRP.

More than 150 people representing all segments of the Workforce constituency from across Canada took part in a focussed and dynamic series of discussions on issues and solution seeking sessions. Many of the students of the Aviation Institute actively participated. "The three R's¨ was conducted in two tracks. Track One, the Strategy Forum, featured speakers and panelists from industry, education and training, and policy leaders from all levels of government. Each session included free-ranging discussion and development of recommendations for future initiatives. One panel focused on Diversity in the Workplace - under-represented Groups - new Canadians, Aboriginal and African-Nova Scotian people and women.

Track Two focused on careers and the needs of people looking for a career. It gave them the opportunity to meet people from industry and learn more about the opportunities, challenges and rewards of highly skilled careers in Aerospace and Defence.

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