On February 7, twenty-four Toronto Sector Skills Academy (TSSA) fellows celebrated their graduation. Drawn from across the Greater Toronto Area, the two dozen participants came from a wide range of backgrounds in workforce development, including workforce training intermediaries, labour, government, and community organizations.
They are the second cohort to graduate from Metcalf’s program since it was launched in 2016 in partnership with the U.S. based Aspen Institute. The TSSA grew out of the Aspen Institute’s Economic Opportunities Program’s Sector Skills Academy, a national leadership program with over 225 graduates. The TSSA leadership program is the first of its kind in Canada.
The goal of the TSSA is to strengthen and sustain sector strategies focused on improving economic outcomes for low-wage workers and low-income job seekers.