What is Workforce Development?
Workforce development occurs when educational institutions, industry and government work together to empower individuals and organizations to realize their maximum work potential in a way that is beneficial to and consistent with the goals of the broader community. Workforce development is most effective when it responds to the social and economic goals and needs of the community.
How Workforce Development works
Workforce Development focuses on:
- How educational and training organizations prepare individuals to (re)enter the workforce
- How organizations provide learning opportunities to improve the skills of the workforce performance
- How individuals undergo life transitions related to workforce participation
- How organizations respond to change that affects workforce effectiveness
Meet the Chair of Workforce Development
Thanh-Thanh Tieu is the Chair of Workforce Development at Conestoga College. She has a PhD in Social-Developmental Psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University, and has a background in applied research and program evaluation. She brings her expertise in developing research projects and conducting evaluations of Conestoga Career Centre programs. As Chair, Dr. Tieu provides leadership in developing programs, partnerships and services to retrain and support clients who access the Conestoga Career Centres.
Workforce Development would like to thank the Cowan Foundation for support in founding this position.
Contact Thanh Thanh Tieu at firstname.lastname@example.org