The BC Job Trend Tracker (BCJTT) is a private, non-profit organization charged with crafting and overseeing a workforce development strategy that is responsive to the needs and concerns of both British Columbia’s employers and job seekers.
BCJTT is comprised of a broad cross-section of leaders from business, government and community agencies who focus on developing and coordinating four interrelated initiatives:
Workforce Development Centers – With four locations throughout British Columbia, these centers provide recruitment, screening, assessment and training services to employers. Job seekers can gain assistance in job location and skills training or, when the need arises, they can receive help in filing applications for temporary public assistance or unemployment benefits.
High Skills/High Wages – Working with existing business organizations, BCJTT involves employers in identifying immediate and future requirements of the area’s higher skilled jobs. Then, BCJTT provides training programs to the workforce that are compatible with the needs of British Columbia’s growing business community.
Better Jobs/Better Wages – This is a coordinated system for transitioning individuals from public assistance into full-time employment. Through aggressive “work and learn” programs, individuals are encouraged to become self-sufficient, motivated and productive.
First Jobs/First Wages – This initiative integrates career exploration and school-based and work-based learning experiences. The end result is to create secondary and post-secondary graduates from the school systems who are work-ready and sufficiently skilled to meet the needs of business in BC.
By fully developing B.C’s most valuable resource — its human capital– the BCJTT helps ensure Palm Beach County’s ability to compete in all economic markets well into the next millennium.