CHARLOTTETOWN, July 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Provincial and territorial education and labour market ministers will host a skills symposium, July 9‒10, in Charlottetown. "Skills for the Future" will be an interactive forum of international and Canadian speakers and expert panelists that will engage participants in discussions on promising practices related to skills and education.
The symposium will provide an opportunity for business and labour leaders, academics, student organizations, and other stakeholders to discuss ways to ensure that all Canadians have the skills and training they need to compete in the global economy.
The symposium will be co-chaired by Alberta's Minister of Education, Jeff Johnson, Chair of the Council of Ministers Education, Canada (CMEC), and Prince Edward Island's Minister of Innovation and Advanced Learning, Allen Roach, Co-Chair of the Forum of Labour Market Ministers (FLMM).
A press conference will be held on the closing day of the symposium.
Date: Thursday, July 10, 2014
Time: 4:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. ADT
Location: Delta Prince Edward Hotel, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Details: Photo opportunity and press conference with Canadian education and labour market ministers
Media Registration: 3:30 p.m. ADT, Chandler Room, Delta Prince Edward Hotel
To join the press conference by telephone, please contact Amber Caseley (see contact information below).
SOURCE: Council of Ministers of Education, Canada
For further information: Media Contacts: Amber Caseley, Senior Communications, Department of Innovation and Advanced Learning, Tel: 902-620-3774, [email protected]; Colin Bailey, Director, Communications, Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), Cell: 416-938-1911, Tel: 416-962-8100, ext. 259, [email protected], Twitter: @CCMEC