The blue economy is a space of immense opportunity.
Canada’s Ocean Supercluster (OSC) Talent Strategy promotes the establishment of a talent pool, and the accelerated development of a robust, diverse, and workforce-ready talent pipeline with an identified skillset that allows them to participate, scale, and lead in the blue economy. The Talent Strategy positions the OSC as a catalyst and a hub, effectively bringing together the many established workforce spokes that exist across the green and blue economies in talent training and development spaces.
By mapping these initiatives, heightening their visibility, and effectively using them as foundational building blocks for identified next steps, pan-Canadian connectivity is supported, and silos are discouraged. This approach leverages voices of multiple stakeholders, and ensures existing programming is utilized and leveraged, and duplicitous efforts are understood for their regional value, and are minimized nationally.
Ongoing identification of talent gaps and opportunities to work cross-collaboratively are maximized through membership surveys, in-house talent reports, and the Cluster Workforce Growth Council (comprised of 14 diverse experts representing a mix of provinces, various levels of government and non-profit involvement) who offer unique lenses on workforce development in their talent space. These identified gaps form the priority queue of recommended projects for the OSC.