The Department of Advanced Education and Skills helps people with accessing post-secondary education, planning their careers, finding jobs, getting financial assistance, and immigrating to the province. The department supports employers in accessing and keeping skilled workers; works with organizations to develop leadership opportunities for youth; assists people during disasters; and coordinates strategies to: reduce poverty, to enhance the inclusion of persons with disabilities in all aspects of society, and to promote multiculturalism.
The Department of Advanced Education and Skills:
Growth through employment, strength in diversity, dignity by inclusion
By 2017, the Department of Advanced Education and Skills will have improved the quality and the delivery of supports and services.
The department fulfills its mandate through the following lines of business:
There are approximately 700 staff (approximately 74% female and 26% male) working in 34 locations around the province. Fifty-two (52) per cent of employees are located in offices in the St. John’s Census Metropolitan Area (CMA). This includes sites at Confederation Building, the Viking Building, Coughlan College at Memorial University, and Avalon offices in St. John’s and Mount Pearl. The remaining 48 per cent are located in offices throughout the province. Please call if you have any questions or concerns.
The Department of Advanced Education and Skills was established with the aim of improving coordination in the development and delivery of employment and training supports, increasing the skilled workforce of the province, providing supports and information on labour market opportunities and continuing the delivery of social supports and services to individuals and families. Accordingly, the Department of Advanced Education and Skills currently serves six broad groups: