TORONTO, Nov. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Training for skilled trades and international comparisons highlight Day 1 of the Skills and Post-Secondary Education Summit 2013, hosted by the Conference Board's new Centre for Skills and Post-Secondary Education.
Speakers representing five nations, including Minister Counsellor Michael Schwager (Australia), Tuija Hirvikoski (Finland) and Urs Obrist (Switzerland) will be discussing how the world's top ranked countries in education are successfully making their Post-Secondary systems a priority. These case studies will offer many important lessons to the future of Canada's educational strategy.
|When:||November 6, 2013|
|Where:||Metro Toronto Convention Centre - 255 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2W6|
|Dr. Michael R. Bloom - Vice-President, Organizational Effectiveness and Learning, The Conference Board of Canada|
|Dr. Carl G. Amrhein - Visiting Executive, Organizational Effectiveness and Learning, The Conference Board of Canada|
|Dr. Andrew C. Parkin - Director General - The Council of Ministers of Education, Canada|
|Michael Schwager - Minister Counsellor, Embassy of Australia|
|The Hon. Jean Augustine - Commissioner, Ontario Office of the Fairness Commissioner|
|Tuija Hirvikoski - Director, Laurea Univeristy of Applied Sciences|
|Manley R. McLachlan - President, British Columbia Construction Association|
|Dr. Feridun Hamdullahpur - President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Waterloo|
For the full schedule and times, visit: http://www.conferenceboard.ca/conf/13-0067/default.aspx
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The event is presented in partnership with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and is sponsored by British Columbia Construction Association, Skilled Trades Employment Program, Bluedrop Performance Learning, IEP Education Canada, Accenture, Centre of Excellence in Financial Services Education, Association of Canadian Community Colleges, Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada and Christian Labour Association of Canada.
SOURCE: Conference Board of Canada
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