Because it's all BS. There will be no jobs outside of the service industry and few and far between outside of the urban areas.
Having been involved in some 'skills training' type programs in the past, they do more for the trainers (who get alot of government money to do the training) than the trainees (who frequently fail to transition from $60/hr jobs to another with equal pay).
It's mainly about those without credentialed post-secondary education - a degree - as they find it the most difficult to lateral to other equivalent jobs.
It looks good in the short term though, which is all the politicians care about.
Here's an example of one of the bejillions of reports on the subject FYI:
While little Canadian research exists on the nuanced role of these institutional features in training effectiveness, broader studies of the adult education system provide support for the notion that structures and delivery systems matter. Myers and de Broucker (2006) investigate the availability of learning opportunities for low-skilled adults in five Canadian provinces. They find that provincial adult learning ‘systems’ are complex, difficult to navigate, and pose numerous barriers for less-educated adults who would like to improve their skills. Complexity of training delivery can be complicated by poor communication systems, a lack of integration of key support services — or worse, a gap in the capacity to deliver such services — as assessments, or counselling. Bottlenecks in capacities, similar to poorly designed programs, can introduce barriers in ways that affect not only access to training but also outcomes, including a failure to complete training, a lack of skills gains due to poorly aligned content — and ultimately, poor re-employment prospects. Indeed, some evidence we reviewed from Canadian program evaluations suggest that the most accessed forms of training may be the least effective in terms of labour market outcomes
. For example, almost two-thirds of EBSM participants in British Columbia took employment assistance services as their only training, a short-term program which did not result in significant improvements in employment; more effective programs such as skills development and wage subsidies were accessed by only 26% and 4% of participants respectively (HRSDC, 2004). These results suggest that there may be some disconnect between training needs and the types of training programs that are accessed. Clients whose low levels of literacy may prevent them from undertaking college-level skills upgrading may have been funnelled into job search and return-to-work programs, and from there into low-skill, short-duration jobs. 5 This scenario is consistent with evidence that training in basic skills is either not widely available, or is not being accessed to a significant degree; in a survey of those who participated in training while unemployed, less than 2% took basic reading, writing, or math courses (HRDC, 2003).