Media Advisory - NATCON 2009: National Consultation on Career Development and Workforce Learning



    TORONTO, Jan. 16 /CNW Telbec/ - Canadian schools provide a good
education, but our institutions don't focus on work-based skills training and
lifelong learning. Business leaders and policy makers discuss leading-edge
career development and workforce learning practices at NATCON 2009: National
Consultation on Career Development and Workforce Learning, hosted by The
Conference Board of Canada, January 19 - 21, in Toronto.

    
    Who:      Anne Golden, President and Chief Executive Officer, The
              Conference Board of Canada, will discuss how education and
              skills relate to innovation, productivity and national economic
              performance, at 9:15 a.m., Monday.

              David Ticoll, Executive Director, Canadian Coalition for
              Tomorrow's ICT Skills, will share the Coalition's strategies
              for addressing long-term labour force shortfalls in the IT
              sector, at 9:45 a.m., Monday.

              Max Valiquette, President, Youthography Inc., will discuss
              Youth and the Changing World of Work, at 8:30 a.m., Wednesday.

    When:     Monday, January 19 to Wednesday, January 21, 2009

    Where:    Doubletree International Plaza Hotel, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto
    

    For more information, visit the NATCON web site:
http://www.natcon.org/default.aspx

    This event is sponsored by Employment Ontario, Bell, Aboriginal Link,
Teach Magazine, Data On The Spot, TorontoJobs.ca and, Canadian Society for
Social Development.




For further information:

For further information: or media accreditation: Yvonne Squires,
Marketing and Communications Coordinator, (613) 526-3090, ext. 221,
corpcomm@conferenceboard.ca; Media must register in advance.


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