Service NL
April 11, 2019

The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Sherry Gambin-Walsh, Minister of Service NL:

SkillsPass NL Successfully Expands Program Offerings

Mr. Speaker, in October our government, in partnership with Bluedrop Performance Learning, launched SkillsPass NL. These online programs are targeted to help owners, managers, employees and job seekers gain employability skills, save time and money by being prepared for inspections, and ensure personal and public safety by complying with regulations.

Just six months ago SkillsPass NL launched with four programs. Today there are 12 programs available to anyone interested, including training on food safety, tobacco and vapour products retail, as well as training for public pool operators and marriage licence issuers and commissioners.

Mr. Speaker, we want people and businesses to be successful and this initiative makes a positive contribution to compliance, and to employee and employer success. The e-learning is available free of charge to anyone interested. Plus, participants’ training records will be available to them electronically.

In keeping with the objectives outlined in The Way Forward, we have entered into a four-year partnership with Bluedrop to develop SkillsPass NL. Our government will continue to work with Bluedrop to offer additional courses with other departments on a number of initiatives.

We are certainly looking forward to our province’s workforce using this innovative training technology to improve their knowledge and skills.

Mr. Speaker, I invite my Honourable colleagues, and all residents of this province, to explore these programs at external link

Thank you.

2019 04 11                              1:50 p.m.