NDP promotes developing workforce for green economy
NDP Advanced Education and Skills critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) rose in the House of Assembly today to highlight some neglected potential in the government’s vision for the province’s workforce.
“Mr. Speaker, not surprisingly, the word green doesn’t appear anywhere in government’s Outlook 2020 labour market report,” Kirby said in the House. “A forward-looking government would have a plan to prepare for a green economy workforce.
“So I ask the Minister of Advanced Education and Skills,” he continued, “What worker training programs are in place for energy efficiency, green waste management, environmental mediation, and other green industries?”