Sectoral Initiatives Program CHBA NETAC October 24, 2013
SIP Vision To be a valued contributor in preventing and addressing skills mismatches and in improving labour market efficiency.
SIP Mission Develop and disseminate sectoral learning and labour market intelligence through research, partnerships and support of industry-led initiatives.
SCP/SIP • Since 1992 • provided funding to support not-for-profit organizations to identify and address labour market challenges • various economic sectors
SIP Announcement • July 2011 • departmental strategic review • approach to addressing skills shortages • key economic sectors
SIP Focus on the development of high quality • labour market information products • national occupational standards • certification and accreditation regimes to better understand emerging skills requirements, as well as the sector and geographic location of current and future jobs.
SIP Program Objectives • support a better match between skills and job market demands • support more informed labour market decisions for job seekers, employers and students through the creation and dissemination of labour market intelligence • support skills development to facilitate labour mobility
SIP – Other Differences • All national non-profits/workplace organizations can apply for funding, not just sector councils • Reports coming out of contribution agreements to be published on/linked from Working in Canada portal.
SIP Eligible Sectors construction electricity and renewable energy manufacturing natural resources and oiling gas retail and services transportation and logistics tourism, arts and culture
SIP Process • Call for Concepts • Request basic info to ensure that projects ideas were eligible without proponent spending time, $ and energy before developing a full proposal
SIP CFC • Description of the issue • Which of 3 eligible activities • Activities, outcomes • Duration • Partners • Dissemination • Cost/budget
SIP • Departmental Assessment • Internal consultation • Request for full proposals
SIP Call For Proposals • organizational capacity • partners • labour market are skills issue • objectives, outcomes and action plan • beneficiaries • communication plan • dissemination plan • monitoring plan • evaluation • Impact • sustainability • rationale • very detailed project budget • partnerships forms and their financial contribution
SIP Assessment • the extent to which the project addresses sectoral issues, and SIP objectives and priorities • the organizational and partnership capacities of the applicant • the potential impact of results • the project plan • the budget
SIP Going Forward • No date for new CFC • Could be on the same 3 themes, or just 1 or 2 of them • Details will be in the call itself • Will be posted on the ESDC website