Community Accord a First in British Columbia

Mayor Charlie Cornfield signed the “Community Accord in Support of Workforce Development”

An event, unique in the province of British Columbia, occurred in Campbell River on Feb. 22 when Mayor Cornfield signed the “Community Accord in Support of Workforce Development.”

For over two years Campbell River employers, educators, business leaders, economic development, aboriginal and employment organizations worked together to develop a way to respond effectively to the changing needs of our community, workforce and employers.

The Community Accord, signed by over 40 community leaders, is testimony to their determined effort to establish a collaborative partnership to support and diversify workforce development, says Doug Preston, Executive Director, North Island Employment Foundation Society. The goal of this remarkable accomplishment is to assist employers hire the skilled workers they need while supporting the employment, learning and career goals of employees and job seekers.