Letter from Affinity Partner

Northwest Industries Association

 

PrintForward is a member of the NWIA – an association that serves to support and improve the competitiveness of key components of the BC economy and to assist like-minded industry associations throughout our province.

Greater than 96% of businesses in our province are small- and medium-sized enterprises. The purpose of the association is to be the coordinated voice of small- and medium-sized businesses across a diverse range of industries such as manufacturing, services, construction, logistics, and retail/hospitality. Strength comes from numbers so we can deliver solutions for our members together.

Our current focus is on advocacy and policy change, education and training, and business services.

Advocacy and Policy Change – We are championing issues to make our economy more competitive for small- and medium-sized enterprises and assisting industry associations to secure funding for:

  • Skills training
  • Working with government to allow more technical immigration to fill the vast amount of job vacancies
  • Addressing the limited availability of industrial land
  • Improving public transit so workers can easily get to their jobs
  • Reducing the impact of taxes on our overall business competitiveness

Industry Specific: Education and Training – We have developed programs to assist our member associations to help their corporate members find viable solutions to fill the unemployment gap for entry level and technical positions.

This is achieved through successful student recruitment, education/training certificate programs, and job placement programs.

Essential Business Services – We have built a strong network of Affinity Partners which provide tremendous products and services for each association, who, in turn, are able to provide increased value to their members. Our combined purchasing power has allowed us to source providers of essential business services for our members. We have a proven record of success with each of these partners and we know the benefits of working with them.

Thomas Foreman is Executive Director of the Northwest Industries Association. You can visit the website at http://nwindustries.ca

The Northwest Industries Association mission is to support and improve the competitiveness of the key components of our economy.

Greater than ninety-six percent of businesses in our province are small and medium sized enterprises. The purpose of the association is to be the coordinated voice of small and medium sized business’ across a diverse range of industries such as manufacturing, services, logistics and retail/hospitality. Strength comes from numbers so we can deliver solutions for our members.