Learning Sandbox​

The Learning Sandbox is a service provided by Upskill Canada to delivery partners to help them develop capacity to build programs that align with the Palette upskilling model.  

The Palette Upskilling Model

Programs supported through Upskill Canada will need to align with the six principles of Palette’s upskilling model. We know some prospective delivery partners will be more experienced with the different components of our upskilling model than others. For some organizations, a model like this will feel familiar, but for others, thinking like this might be entirely new. 

We are committed to working closely with our delivery partners to ensure that all programs supported through Upskill Canada are aligned with our upskilling model and reflect our shared principles for effective, impactful initiatives.

Amplifying best practices

Through the Learning Sandbox, the insights and best practices on program design that we have developed over the years will be converted into workshops, webinars, tools, and other training opportunities to help delivery partners develop employer-led programs.  We will also work with delivery partners to capture case studies and best practices. The Learning Sandbox will amplify this work, serving as an outlet for new insights, evaluation and continuous innovation.


The Learning Sandbox is here to be a hands-on partner, giving practical advice based on real world experiences and supporting partners along the way as they move out of their comfort zones and try new approaches to program design. Some activities will include:

Provide products, programs, services, and tools to enable partners to build employer-led, job-focused upskilling programs

Run workshops and webinars providing practical advice, tactics, and approaches to succeed at each stage of program development and delivery

Capture case studies and success stories from across the ecosystem and highlight them to the partnership network

Analyze and evaluate program outcomes to identify best practices, opportunities for collaboration and areas where additional resource support is needed

Convene peer networking and learning opportunities across delivery partners and other network partners to share insights and best practices

Creating a Living Lab

Practice-based expertise

At Palette Skills, we have developed our expertise in upskilling through practice. Designing and delivering upskilling programs has grounded us in understanding what it takes – and how challenging it can be – to succeed. As we grow, we will not lose sight of this work and will continue to have mechanisms internally to test and improve best practices in program delivery. 

Empowering Continuous Improvement

We have restructured our internal operations so that our programs team is built like a separate delivery unit. By doing this, we’ve created a living lab within our own programs, where new best practices, tools, or platforms could be piloted and validated before they are scaled across the ecosystem through the Learning Sandbox.


By leveraging these resources, delivery partners can gain a deeper understanding of the Palette Skills upskilling framework and develop effective training programs that help individuals develop the skills they need to succeed in today’s rapidly changing job market. Additionally, these resources can provide valuable insights into best practices for program design and delivery, helping delivery partners to create high-quality programs that meet the unique needs of their target audience. 

Employer Discovery Guide

This guide is designed to provide delivery partners with valuable tips and best practices for engaging with potential employers to collaborate on co-delivering programs. 

Palette Model of Upskilling

This video provides an in-depth look at the six key features of the Palette Skills upskilling model, with a comprehensive explanation of each element.

Case Study Examples

This resource is a visual guide that provides a detailed explanation of the six key components of the Palette Skills upskilling model, using real-world case studies to illustrate how the model can be applied in practice.

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Eligibility for SalesCamp

To be admitted and accepted into the program, you must be:
  • Be actively searching for work and ready to take on employment opportunities tech sales.
  • Be able to legally work in Canada. 
  • Not be a full-time student.
  • Be a highly motivated individual actively seeking out new opportunities.
  • Have least 3 years of formal work experience in Canada or abroad.
  • Have an English language rating of CLB Level 8, or IELTS of 6.5 overall.
  • Be available for Zoom sessions, many of which will be full-time.
  • Be able and committed to attending networking day events as part of regular programming.
  • Be comfortable using technology and learning online.
  • Live or intend to live in the province where the program is being offered.
  • Have a reliable internet connection, device, and a quiet environment for virtual learning.
  • Be committed and able to join the Canadian workforce full-time immediately following the program.
You may not be eligible if:
  • You do not pass our application and/or interview skills assessment. 
  • You are not actively searching or able to start a job in business-to-business tech sales.
  • You are not able to legally work in Canada.
  • You do not reside in the province where the program is operating.
  • You are going to school full-time.
  • You do not have three years of work experience outside of your studies.
  • You are interested in taking SalesCamp solely for learning purposes, but are building your own business and not intending to work in the field.

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