Building Essential Skills and Best Practices:Guyana-CNA Furniture Making & Cabinetmaking Project

This project promotes peer-to-peer, faculty led cross-cultural learning and humanitarian support. Students in both College of the North Atlantic (Canada) and Government Technical Institute (Guyana) will work together to establish a learner community vis-a-vis industrial trades by sharing their project work, skills, and cultural diversity through a virtual platform. As part of the initial phase, the Outbound Student Mobility steering committee has undertaken the framework to action this plan. The ultimate goal is to undertake a joint humanitarian project such as Habitat for Humanity in Guyana where Guyanese and Canadian skilled trade students work side-by-side.

Latest Publications


Strengthening Canada’s Global Skills: Our submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance Pre-budget Consultations in Advance of Budget 2024

The program has equipped a new generation of students, from all backgrounds, with global skills necessary to meet Canada’s ever evolving labour market needs. It is now time to make the program a permanent part of Canada’s skills strategy and approach to international education.

Louisane LeBlanc: If the Global Skills Opportunity pilot ends, Canadians with disabilities will miss out


Seventy new GSO projects to support hundreds of students’ global work and study experiences

With funding from Economic and Social Development Canada, the new GSO projects will allow hundreds more Canadian students to gain invaluable global skills through international work and study experiences in countries around the world.