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The Sur­rey Board of Trade has au­thored a pol­icy re­quest­ing that fed­eral and provin­cial gov­ern­ments en­sure that the fu­ture work­force is ad­e­quately trained. The spe­cific rec­om­men­da­tions are to:

1. Build and im­ple­ment com­pe­tency frame­works to iden­tify skill lev­els and com­pe­ten­cies re­quired by jobs in the econ­omy and em­bed lit­er­acy in all work­force train­ing and ed­u­ca­tion ini­tia­tives; 2. Man­date the new

Fu­ture Skills Cen­tre to in­clude cog­ni­tive skills in its re­search and im­ple­men­ta­tion pro­grams; and, 3. En­sure that each of our prov­ince’s K-12 and post­sec­ondary in­sti­tu­tions of­fer an ad­e­quate num­ber of op­por­tu­ni­ties to learn and up­grade their lit­er­acy, nu­mer­acy, prob­lem-solv­ing skills and other es­sen­tial skills. businessin­surrey.com/pol­icy/so­cial-pol­icy

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