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:
This event is sponsored by Employment Ontario, Bell, Aboriginal Link,
Teach Magazine, Data On The Spot, TorontoJobs.ca and, Canadian Society for
For further information:
For further information: or media accreditation: Yvonne Squires,
Marketing and Communications Coordinator, (613) 526-3090, ext. 221,
firstname.lastname@example.org; Media must register in advance.