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Services, Supports and Strategies

The Department of Advanced Education and Skills has a mandate to ensure the province has highly educated graduates and skilled workers for a fast-growing economy. This will be achieved through a spectrum of services, supports and strategies.

  • Helping employers with accessing and keeping skilled workers
  • Supporting the delivery of post secondary education though Memorial University of Newfoundland, the College of the North Atlantic and private training institutions
  • Administering the student financial assistance program
  • Establishing and monitoring program content and providing support for apprenticeships and trade certifications
  • Offering career development and planning services
  • Providing employment and training supports, as well as information about the labour market
  • Delivering income support and other financial supports
  • Assisting people and communities during disasters
  • Leading the poverty reduction strategy
  • Enhancing the inclusion of persons with disabilities in all aspects of society
  • Engaging youth
  • Increasing the recruitment and retention of immigrants
  • Promoting multiculturalism
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