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Career Transitions

Time to consider a career in tech sales!

Over the last two plus years of the worldwide pandemic, nearly all companies have had to embrace a digital transformation of some kind. That’s good news for those who want a job in the tech sector. If you have the right attitude—and career skills—businesses are looking to hire tech sales positions. Career success in the tech sector often comes down to hard work, and building the skills in demand.

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Learning Environment
Upskilling

How to Create a Learning Environment You Can Thrive In

Being an adult learner can be challenging. No matter whether you’re trying to change industries, or catch up with the modern world, the learning process can make you feel like a fish out of water. But there are advantages to being an adult learner, and one of the most important ones is that you want to learn, and you have a goal that drives you.

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skills gaps in the Prairies
News

News Release: New pilot tackles AgTech skills gaps in the Prairies

Today, Palette Skills launched an exciting new pilot project aimed at meeting reskilling 50 workers into growing and high-demand careers in Saskatchewan’s burgeoning AgTech space. Funded by Protein Industries Canada, this pilot will engage high-growth companies in the province’s AgTech space to uncover their most pressing talent challenges, and then develop a reskilling program that retrains workers into high-demand jobs within these companies.

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build skills and careers
Upskilling

Now Is the Time to Build Skills—and Careers

Two plus years into the global pandemic, and you’d be forgiven for thinking that as far as employment and careers are concerned, it’s all bad news. But the fact is that Canada’s job numbers have surged ahead, and despite the threat of disruption posed by Omicron, it’s clear that Canadian workers are engaged in the job market like never before, and searching for new opportunities. The question is—how do Canadian workers build the right skills for these new opportunities, so they can quickly find the path to a career? 

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why cyber could be for you?
Career Transitions

Why Cybersecurity Could Be For You

It has been estimated that there are 4.2 million people working in cybersecurity, but that 2.7 million more people are needed to combat growing threats. That means that those looking for a career change would be wise to consider cybersecurity. But what do cybersecurity jobs entail? In this article, we explain more about what you can expect from a role in cybersecurity and the state of the field more generally.

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Job search

Five Tips for Creating a Great Resume

The first step to finding a good job is creating a good resumé. Unlike in the past, when a resumé would simply list past job experiences, today’s CVs need to show managers that you not only have the skills they need, but that you’re the right person for the position, too. How can you put together a resumé that captures the attention of hiring managers? Here are five tips.

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Demand-Driven Upskilling Leads to Successful Job Placements
Upskilling

Demand-Driven Upskilling Leads to Successful Job Placements

At Palette Skills, we are focused on helping innovative companies find the talent they need by identifying untapped talent pools and upskilling workers into new, high demand jobs across different sectors. We are often asked about our approach to solving this challenge and the program model we engage to develop solutions. The lessons below illustrate some of the insights we’ve gained  over the years as we’ve tested and expanded on our work.

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Upskilling is the Path to Economic Recovery
Upskilling

Upskilling is the Path to Economic Recovery

The most important takeaway from last year is that we are a resilient species. For all the job loss, business closures, loneliness and heartbreak, we also learned that people can do incredible things if they are committed and given the chance. This should be our mantra for 2021 – it is our path to recovery. Canada can recover from the pandemic only when more Canadians can participate in economic expansion. We have the talent, but organizations need to work together to ensure that people have the foundation and skills to succeed in building the economy.

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Upskilling

How Canada can upskill its workforce after the COVID-19 pandemic

Should we prioritize getting people back into their old jobs — jobs whose very existence is increasingly threatened? How do we balance the talent needs in traditional sectors with the growing skills gaps in fast-growing, knowledge-based firms? Canada needs a national approach to upskilling that focuses on technical skills, soft skills and resilience.

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Palette Skills announces partnership with leading organizations to address Canada’s skills gap 

As Canada works to recover from the economic impact of COVID-19, Palette Skills has built a consortium of partners that will collaboratively identify talent gaps as they emerge and develop strategies for bridging Canadians who are best positioned to fill these roles. Palette Skills and its partners will develop demand-driven, industry-led, accelerated training programs that will offer effective skilling that quickly transitions more Canadians into high-demand roles in growing industries. 

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