"We are at a pivotal time for talent development in our province," says ACC President and CEO Ken Kobly. "Part of Alberta's economic recovery includes taking a good hard look at what skills we need to grow as a province, both now and in the future. And that requires access to up-to-date, high-quality labour market information."
Kobly applauds the Government of Alberta's recent investment in labour market information through Budget 2022. He says including data from the 2021 hiring intentions survey in the budget document itself shows the government's commitment in this area.
"Budget 2022 had a number of good news items for Alberta's business community," says Kobly. "While a balanced budget, it did invest in labour market information and skills development—areas we can't afford to let fall by the wayside as we move our province forward."