Fredericton, NB, October 13, 2017 – Accreon, as part of a Consortium, has been awarded a multi-million-dollar project to develop, integrate and implement a Shared Apprenticeship Management Solution for five provinces across Canada: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Manitoba.
This new system will replace existing custom off-the-shelf (COTS) Apprenticeship systems and extend functionality to training providers, employers, and student Apprentices to provide enhanced reporting capabilities to the Apprenticeship divisions. Improved business process efficiency with a flexible, customizable, bilingual shared AMS, which is being cost-shared by the Atlantic provinces, the province of Manitoba, and the federal government for a total of approximately $10.1 million, will replace aging information infrastructure and improve online services.
Accreon partnered with ABM Integrated Solutions and iTacit to form a Consortium that brings unparalleled expertise in learning and workforce management, system design and development, systems integration, program and project management, risk management and security, application management, multi-jurisdiction implementations, and the development and successful deployment of COTS-based solutions. The Shared Apprenticeship Management Solution is part of the Atlantic Workforce Partnership (AWP) that was established back in 2012 by the Council of Atlantic Premiers to help prepare the region to adapt to changing skills requirements in the workforce. This initiative will result in more consistency and efficiency in the way people enter the trades and work toward certification.
The project objectives are to: meet industry demand for a skilled workforce; maximize access to training (in both official languages, as appropriate by jurisdiction) to meet the needs of employers, apprentices, and trade qualifiers; facilitate labour mobility and create a better training and working experience for apprentice; maximize operational efficiencies; maximize employer and apprentice awareness and engagement; and, to develop a shared information technology (IT) system.
Accreon is a business solutions company whose technology focus is on integrating and managing workplace information. Accreon’s experience with major development and implementation projects, coupled with its experience developing pensions and regulatory compliance solutions and technical expertise, mitigates risk and ensures success. Accreon assists organizations in achieving interoperability by integrating their IT eco-systems and establishing an analytical environment that empowers learning, agility, and performance; resulting in improved outcomes, finances, and satisfaction. Accreon has delivered services and built solutions across North America from its offices in Fredericton, NB, Montreal, QC, Charlottetown, PEI, Toronto, Ontario and Boston, MA.
Carey Smith, Director, Marketing and Communications, Accreon