Newfoundland and Labrador Workforce Innovation Centre
Questions & Answers: Request for Proposals, Summer 2017
What WIC does
Newfoundland and Labrador's Workforce Innovation Centre (WIC) provides a coordinated, central point of access to engage government, career and employment service providers, skills development organizations and stakeholders in the business and community sectors. The goal is to help research and test new and innovative workforce development models that make direct links to increasing individual employability.
How WIC works
WIC oversees Newfoundland and Labrador Research and Innovation Centre (NLRI) program administration, monitoring and reporting. The Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour (AESL) annually defines the priorities for eligible projects and communicates these priorities to WIC, which then issues annual calls for proposals based on these priorities.
Eligible applicants for NLRI funding
NLRI proponent eligibility includes:
- Community organizations (including not-for-profit, professional, employer and labour associations)
- Municipal governments
- Band/tribal councils and Indigenous organizations
- Crown corporations
- Public health and educational institutions
Project objectives eligible for NLRI funding in 2017-18
Projects will be considered if they address one or more of the following:
- Seek ways to ensure that the education and skills of Newfoundland and Labrador’s labour force meet current and future labour market demands
- Develop innovative means to provide employment and training programs, and to develop the processes and procedures required to enhance the delivery of these programs
- Design improvements and efficiencies, including functionality of existing programs, operations, and services
- Identify and mitigate any barriers to employment that Newfoundlanders and Labradorians may be experiencing
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