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The AtlanticWorkforce Partnership was formally established by the Council of Atlantic Premiers on June 6, 2012. The purpose of AWP is to help prepare the region and its workers for significant economic opportunities on the horizon.

There are six areas of concentration:

Atlantic workforce cooperation for these six priorities has the potential to increase the likelihood of successfully addressing a range of common workforce and economic development public policy opportunities and challenges. Working together, pooling resources, sharing best practices, testing innovative approaches will facilitate economies of scale, reduced duplication and strength in common positioning.

The AWP secretariat is currently being lead by the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.