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.