Thursday, May 4, 2017

NEWS RELEASE: First-of-its-kind study provides new insights into Engineers, Geoscientists, Technologists and Technicians Occupations in B.C.

VANCOUVER – Released today, findings from a new study about key occupations that directly support the Asia Pacific Gateway will enhance employers’ recruitment activities for Engineers, Geoscientists, Technologists and Technicians (EGTT).

The study, Digging Deeper: Understanding the Engineer, Geoscientist, Technologist, and Technician Labour Market in the Asia Pacific Gateway, is a federally funded initiative. It serves as a follow-up study to the Engineers, Geoscientists, Technologists and Technicians Labour Market Information study released in 2015 which provided a 10-year labour market information forecast with important supply and demand information on 31 EGTT occupations.

Digging Deeper focused on four key areas, which included understanding how occupations were dispersed across the different disciplines, how the EGTT occupations worked together in teams, and how new entrants enter the workforce. The study also explored the extent to which B.C. expertise is exported to support projects around the world and is valued here at home.

“The Digging Deeper study serves as evidence that additional information was needed about EGTT occupations to help fine tune market forecasts and to make accurate predictions around hiring and retaining workers in EGTT occupations,” said Krista Bax, Executive Director, Asia Pacific Gateway Skills Table.

Key findings identified a need to improve methodologies and processes used to model labour market changes and labour market information forecasting for EGTT workers in the Canadian economy.

Read the full release here

For media enquiries, please contact:

Krista Bax, APGST

Megan Archibald, APEGBC

John Leech, ASTTBC

Keith Sashaw, ACEC-BC

Asia Pacific Gateway Skills Table wishes to acknowledge the funding support from the Sector Council Program, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada and the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative led by Transport Canada.