In 2016, the Metcalf Foundation launched the Toronto Sector Skills Academy (TSSA) in partnership with the Aspen Institute. The TSSA is a leadership development program focused on creating and sustaining workforce employment strategies for low-income people in the Greater Toronto Area. Participants are drawn from a variety of organizations, including non-profits, colleges, employment and training providers, and government.
The first cohort graduated in June 2017. Working together over a 10-month course of study, they explored case studies taught by leading local and international specialists, engaged in experiential learning with practical applications, and acquired new skills that allowed them to analyze, catalyze, and implement cutting-edge workforce employment strategies geared towards the evolving needs of today’s rapidly changing economy and job market.
Applications are now open for the February 5, 2018 deadline.