Webinar: Developing Canada’s Green Talent Pipeline

One of Canada’s most urgent requirements is ensuring the next generation of graduates is ready to lead the green transition, with the sector estimating a need for nearly 250,000 workers by 2029. In partnership with ECO Canada, Sheridan’s Dr. Janet Morrison and Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Dr. Larry Rosia discuss how today’s students will be active participants in Canada’s green economy.

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Webinar: Canada’s Polytechnics: Embracing Remote and Online Learning

To ensure critical trades and technology talent is added to the workforce unimpeded, Canada’s polytechnics have transformed the delivery of training programs to embrace remote and online approaches in combination with hands-on lab work. In partnership with Skills/Compétences Canada, Humber’s Dr. Chris Whitaker and NAIT’s Laura Jo Gunter discuss the evolution of polytechnic skilled trades and technology training.

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Webinar: A New Look at Lifelong Learning

With people living and working longer, the traditional school-to-work-to-retirement pathway may be insufficient to deal with an accelerated pace of change in the workplace. Here, systems and programs are needed to navigate and support worker-learners. Fanshawe’s Peter Devlin joins author Michelle Weise to discuss the new urgency for lifelong learning.

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Webinar: Talent for a Resilient Recovery

As Canada transitions to a green economy, success will depend on a globally competitive workforce to develop, build, operate and repair new systems and infrastructure. In partnership with Canadian Colleges for a Resilient Recovery, RRC Polytech’s Fred Meier, BCIT’s Dr. Tom Roemer and Mohawk College’s Ron McKerlie engage in a post-budget discussion about how polytechnics and colleges are contributing to Canada’s resilient recovery.

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Webinar: Applied Research: Supporting a Business-Led Recovery

With dedicated research space, equipment and expertise, polytechnic applied research can be a game changer for Canadian businesses looking to re-tool and revamp their operations. Polytechnics Canada hosted George Brown’s Ann Sado and SAIT’s Dr. David Ross, joined by their business partners from Quantum Robotics Systems and Katal Energy Inc., for a panel to provide insights into applied research partnership.

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Webinar: Lessons in Virtual Education

In March of 2020, students and faculty across Canada were displaced from their classrooms by COVID-19 shutdowns, impacting educational institutions at every level. In partnership with The Canadian Club of Ottawa, Polytechnics Canada hosted Ontario’s Minister of Colleges and Universities Hon. Ross Romano as well as Algonquin College, Carleton University and the Ottawa Carleton District School Board to discuss challenges faced and lessons learned.

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Webinar: The Polytechnic Role in Pandemic Recovery

Established in May 2020, the Industry Strategy Council undertook an extensive consultation to consider sectoral pressures resulting from the pandemic, releasing its initial report at the end of the year. In a session moderated by Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Dr. Larry Rosia, we engaged three members of the Council to discuss their recommendations to government.

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Webinar: Training in a Pandemic: Insights into Preparing Canada’s Workforce

Canada’s frontline workforce is largely trained using an applied, hands-on learning model, something that was threatened by COVID-19 restrictions and the necessary transition to hybrid and remote delivery. In partnership with the Public Policy Forum, BCIT’s Kathy Kinloch and Seneca’s David Agnew discuss the innovative ways polytechnics are using to deliver education and training in an online, remote and hybrid environment.

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