Warm Weather, Cool Updates
11 July 2018
You may have noticed our website was down for maintenance recently. From time to time, we do that –but you may be wondering "what are they maintaining?"
If you have apps on your smartphone, you might be familiar with release and update notes - you know, those messages under the app update that usually say something mundane like "bug fixes and general improvements."
WorkBC.ca is like an app, but it's actually many web apps under a single roof, all integrated with data and interactive functionality. So, what were the improvements we made? We’re happy to share this list of improvements below:
- Skills for the Future Workforce– a new page on WorkBC.ca to help students, job seekers, and career changers find out which skills, competencies and characteristics will be needed in B.C.’s future workforce.
- 2017 Labour Market Outlook data updates on WorkBC.ca (Career Profiles, Industry Profiles, B.C. & Regional Profiles), Career Trek, Career Compass, Cost of Living Calculator, Blueprint Builder and WelcomeBC.ca that provide the users with up-to-date labour market information.
- Cost of Living Calculator data updates, including new data for housing & transportation, living & personal and saving & finance variables for 155 towns and cities in B.C – based on January 2018 data.
- Website Maintenance – more than 100 maintenance items addressed throughout WorkBC.ca, Career Trek, Career Compass and Blueprint Builder that improve the client experience, including increasing jobs displayed and a “View All” feature for Career Profiles.
As you might imagine, many people were working hard to make this happen – from project managers, economists, programmers, data experts, content writers, developers and testers – all working to continuously improve user experience, create new features, and keep data timely and relevant.
you may need to clear your cache, or browser history, and clear cookies to view the latest upgrades. Browsers hold onto information, and this causes problems with bringing up websites, especially after changes are made.