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Provincial Government Supporting Recruitment & Retention in Aquaculture

To support the further implementation of a recruitment and retention strategy for the aquaculture industry, the Provincial Government, is investing $550,000 for the Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association to develop the project Driving Awareness and Interest: An Educational Introduction to the Newfoundland and Labrador Aquaculture Industry.

The Labour Market Partnerships program project, funded under the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Labour Market Development Agreement, will include three primary tools to support sustainable aquaculture growth:

  • Aquaculture 101: an online course aimed at encouraging adults as well as students and youth to join the aquaculture industry through a greater understanding of its potential;

  • A virtual reality video providing an immersive introduction to aquaculture. The five-to-seven minute video will be promoted in the province’s schools and targeted toward youth, parents, and job seekers; and,

  • A website promoting the course and video that focuses on current and future employment opportunities in the province’s aquaculture industry.