Canada Skills Council Innovates Skills to Support Hospitality Industry

(ProNewsReport Editorial):- Ottawa, Ontario August 29, 2022 ( Canada Skills Council supports the Canadian hospitality industry by reinventing training and skills development delivery through its sustainable and accessible online platform. The Canada Skills Council is proud to partner with restaurants across Ontario to provide enhanced, personalized skills solutions that provide access to a new blended and mobile offering, supporting all current employees and helping attract new talent. in industry.

Earlier this year, the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTDS) SDF RD2 awarded the Canada Skills Council $3,824,399 in funding to support their project – Removing Barriers – Collaborative Skills-to-Employment (“CSE”) Support Ecosystem. The Canada Skills Council’s CSE Project strives to solve our province’s entire fragmented skills industry by bringing together and integrating educators, employers, service providers, government agencies, mentors, resources support for career development and sustainable technologies within the Canada Skills Council. Platform.

The hospitality industry has suffered a significant negative impact since the start of the pandemic and continues to this day to struggle with a slow recovery. One of the main challenges has been the inability to attract and retain talent. During multiple pandemic-caused shutdowns, restaurants have been forced to close or have experienced unprecedented staff turnover. This level of employee exodus affects all levels of staff and is further compounded when a restaurant operates multiple locations across the province or country.

The Canadian Skills Council is proud to announce a partnership with Lone Star Texas Bar and Grill, which alone has experienced nearly 100% staff turnover during COVID-19. “I was delighted that Lone Star was our first restaurant to be supported in upgrading its skills and training programs to a seamless online solution using the Canada Skills Council’s CSE platform. Having worked for Lone Star for almost three years before the pandemic, I have a unique perspective on the benefits of working at Lone Star, constantly learning new skills, building confidence, working as a team and developing friendships for life,said Eric Loiselle, Skills Implementation Lead for the Canadian Skills Council.

From humble beginnings on Baseline Road in Ottawa, Lone Star now employs nearly 1,400 people in 23 locations in Ottawa, Southern Ontario, the Greater Toronto Area and Eastern Ontario. “The hospitality industry workforce continues to be challenged even months after pandemic restrictions were lifted. It was necessary for our company to find a more efficient way to onboard, train and monitor our new employees, and to provide our current employees with the tools and skills necessary to achieve their career goals. The Canada Skills Council is exactly what our industry needs, a training solutions company that cares deeply about the industries it supports and wants nothing more than to see people get the training they need to achieve their personal goals.

Skills Canada’s training experts worked directly with our team to help us integrate the tools and technology platform needed to enable us to onboard, train and deliver continuous professional learning to all members of our crew. Their knowledge and expertise in learning, training and development has helped provide our company and the industry with a unique competitive and employment advantage. » Mark Findlay – CEO of Lone Star Texas Grill.

The Canadian Skills Council is currently developing comprehensive micro-learning skills development programs to support all types of restaurants with a more robust and accessible training option. These programs will support all workforce development efforts as well as those wishing to explore business opportunities within the industry.

About the Canada Skills Council Inc.

Skills Council of Canada Inc. (Skills Council of Canada) based in Ottawa, Ontario, is a social impact-driven organization that develops holistic integrated solutions that support Canada’s Sustainable Development Goals with a focus on transition from education to employment. In collaboration with Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations, the Canada Skills Council promotes skills development for the development of good health/well-being, access to quality education and equal employment, gender equality, access to clean water, affordable clean energy, decent work for economic growth, innovative technological ecosystems, infrastructures, reduction of inequalities, sustainable communities and the development of the partnerships necessary to support these efforts.

The Canadian Skills Council Collaborative Support Ecosystem (CSE) includes thousands of skills courses, thousands of job role assessments and subject assessments, access to thousands of one-on-one mentors, tutors, career counselling, wellness coaches and more. , all managed by the Canadian Skills Council’s robust learning management system. The CSE program also allows the Canadian Skills Council to provide its entire offering free of charge to all participants and partners.

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