Supporting an Innovation-Driven Canadian Non-profit in building a national Employment Pathway Tool to support their workforce in exploring sustainable career pathways and lifelong learning

Government | North America | 37 million of citizens | Championed by HR professionals

KEY CHALLENGE

To understand the capacity of technology to disrupt job security, impact the youth entering the workforce and educate those interested in making career transitions.

KEY DRIVER BEHIND WORK

  • Future of Work Career Pathways

SOLUTION

The Toronto Innovation Acceleration Partners (formerly MaRS Innovation) worked with the Canadian Government to educate their workforce by empowering job seekers to identify their own viable and safe pathways for transition out of jobs that are at high risk of automation and into those that are more resilient.

The goal was to to bridge a gap between what the Canadian people need and what the Government can provide.

DATA SCOPE

Understanding the expansive impact emerging technologies will have on the security of jobs for the future.

  • What is the risk of Automation and how will this impact the nature of a career path?
  • What are the reskilling opportunities for those employees who are in a job at high risk of Automation

OUTCOME

To address this the Toronto Innovation Acceleration Partners (TIAP, formerly MaRS Innovation) with the support of Google.org and powered by Faethm answered the call to action of creating a career guidance tool. Powered by Faethms’ analytics the platform determines the risk of automation for each job and matches the at-risk role to multiple more sustainable jobs based on shared attributes and skills that the roles require. Transition pathways are interactively presented to show a visual pathway map with relative salary and economic growth.

This tool can provide access and transparency to high-valued and validified data that can make the country a better place to learn, work and grow.

By supporting the workforce to make informed and educated decisions on the ongoing nature and uncertainty associated to technological change to tool can seek to help:

  • The youth decide on where to build their skill set before entering the workforce. By educating them on how to navigate the ambiguous changes ahead with real time forecasting on automation, they can start to build viable lifelong careers.
  • Alert the responsibility of educational institutions to provide thought leadership into the development of diverse training programs that can help the workforce bridge their knowledge gaps and aid their transition into a more sustainable career.
  • Enable government strategy and policy makers to make informed decisions by providing them the insights on future employment trends and labor market trajectories. E.g. building future of work skills plans for the public service or creating plans aligned to the community needs.

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