June 5, 2023 – Holland College: Holland College will develop and deliver 12 microcredentials this year with more than $2.2 million of funding through the Canadian Colleges for Resilient Recovery, Holland College President Dr. Alexander (Sandy) MacDonald announced today.
Canadian Colleges for a Resilient Recovery (C2R2) is a coalition of colleges, cégeps, institutes and polytechnics from across Canada working together to lead the transition to a clean economy. C2R2 was established with a vision to build back better from the COVID-19 crisis. Colleges are uniquely positioned to quickly develop thousands of training and research opportunities to help Canadians access good jobs, support the transition to the low carbon economy, and foster inclusion, diversity, and equity.
The Government of Canada is investing $46.5 million into C2R2 through the Sectoral Workforce Solutions Program. Led by Mohawk College, the coalition will focus on developing demand driven workforce training solutions for a net-zero emissions economy.
Microcredentials are formal certifications that recognize the achievement of one or more specific skills, competencies, or learning outcomes, which are identified by industry sectors to meet specific employer needs.
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