Shuswap Labour Market Assessment & Action Planning Project Update

September 2017 Another huge thank you to all community members who have thus far participated in the Shuswap Labour Market Assessment (SLMA) project! We have now concluded Round 2 of community meetings in the participating communities.

A quick recap: This is a multi-phased project to assess what is the current state of each of the participating Shuswap communities’ labour market, where are our strengths and where are our challenges. Each participating community will have a total of 4 community meetings.

1. Presentation of the Available Data (Feb/Mar 2017)

2. Presentation of the Current Data (Sept 2017)

3. Brainstorming Possible Strategic Activities (Sept/Oct 2017; 2.5 hrs, with refreshments)

4. Identifying Priorities & Building an Action Plan (Oct 2017; 6 hrs, lunch & snacks provided)

Community Members will ensure the success of this project.

For the last few months, Ironsight has been conducting interviews and surveys in your community. We have developed a preliminary assessment and presented those findings to each of the participating communities. Now it is time to ask: What do we do with this data? Armed with current information, we invite you to engage with your fellow community leaders and members to brainstorm possible actions to address the challenges and realize the opportunities of the labour market in your community. Together YOU create the Action Plans that address the unique needs of your community. Labour Market Action Teams (LMAT) have been formed in each community to facilitate the transition from our Project Team to the community.

Please mark the dates for your community on your calendar! Your voice and your engagement will contribute to the success of this project, as you work together with your fellow community members to identify key labour market priorities in your community.

For further information go to or contact:

Rob Marshall Community Futures Shuswap (250) 803-0156

Jason Woodman-Simmonds Ironsight Business Strategies, Inc. (250) 517-0197

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