Series: Bridging the Gap
Authors: Hollet & Sons Inc.
Bridging the Gap Pilot Project (Phase II) was a client–centred approach to education and employment that integrated the realities of employers in rural Newfoundland and Labrador. The project involved several economic zones, communities, private sector businesses and social and economic development agencies throughout Newfoundland and Labrador over a 12 month period. The intent was to provide long term, sustainable employment and life altering educational and developmental opportunities to 44 unemployed people who had not completed high school.
This report discusses the pilot project. Provided is an overview of the evaluation methodology; recommendations for improving the project from many different sources; highlights, challenges and accomplishments of each site; cost/benefit analyses from multiple perspectives, and the social and economic landscapes of all five sites to provide the reader with a context from which to understand the challenges these communities face.