Focus on the Manufacturing Sector in local Labour Market study

A Labour Market Study is underway, spearheaded Nelson and District Chamber of commerce with funding from the Ministry of Social Development, and Social Innovation.

Chamber Executive Director Tom Thomson says they want to focus on the Manufacturing Sector.

A consultant will be creating a report, based on online surveys and interviews of manufacturers in and around Nelson, Castlegar, Balfour, Ainsworth, Kaslo, and Meadow Creek.

The Labour Market study is expected to identify skills gaps and training needs facing local employers in the manufacturing sector, and to work towards a strategy to address needs.

The study is expected to be complete this August.