TORONTO, April 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Employers and educators are looking for ways to prepare workers to use new technologies and innovative tools for the workplace.
Workforce One-Stop 2012, hosted by The Conference Board of Canada, promises to provide practical advice on how to find, recruit, develop, and retain workers successfully.
|When:||Monday, April 23, 2012 to Wednesday, April 25, 2012.|
|Who:||Michael Bloom, Vice-President, Organizational Effectiveness and Learning, The Conference Board of Canada, will describe the three forces affecting work today—globalization, firm-level and technological innovation, and demographic change. 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Room 105.|
|Craig Alexander, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist TD Bank Financial Group, will present "Literacy….It's the Passport to Prosperity!!" 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Room 105.|
|Marie Bountrogianni, Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Ryerson University's G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, and former Ontario Cabinet minister, will address the issue of "mal-employment": the mismatch between the skill requirements of the job and the education of the worker. 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Room 106.|
|Generational Experts, boomer Amy Lynch and millennial Seth Mattison, will present cutting-edge insights into what makes the generations tick, click and collide - in an unforgettable and entertaining style. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Room 106.|
|Where:||Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building 255 Front Street West Toronto, Ontario|
For more information, visit: http://www.conferenceboard.ca/conf/12-0045/default.aspx
The conference is sponsored in part by The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, Ryerson University; Bluedrop Performance Learning; Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration; Toronto Financial Services Alliance - Centre of Excellence in Financial Services Education*; and the Government of Ontario.
*TFSA-CoE is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.
For further information:
Media must register in advance.
For more information or media accreditation, contact:
Françoise Makanda, Media Relations Coordinator,
Tel.: (613) 526-3090, ext. 389. E-mail: [email protected].