The critical role of Canada’s frontline workforce has never been more apparent than during the COVID-19 pandemic. In industries like healthcare and emergency response, technology, agriculture and construction, Canadians rely on the essential workers who keep the country fed, functioning, safe and healthy. Where did they learn the skills required when we needed them most? Canada’s polytechnics.
In this compendium, we share a few inspiring examples from Canada’s polytechnics of ways they are preparing student talent to support Canada’s health, safety, food systems and critical infrastructure.