TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Canada's Minister of Employment and Social Development, The Hon. Jason Kenney, will outline the federal government's plan to create a flexible and responsive labour market. This will allow Canadians to quickly access the information and skills they need to obtain the jobs available.
The second day of the summit will feature discussion on overcoming skills shortages, designing new partnerships between colleges and industry players, and developing post-secondary education institutions in order to meet the needs and demands of students and businesses.
|When:||November 7, 2013|
|Where:||Metro Toronto Convention Centre - 255 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2W6|
|Jason Kenney - Minister of Employment and Social Development, Government of Canada|
|Dr. Daniel F. Muzyka - President and Chief Executive Officer, The Conference Board of Canada|
|Dr. Arvind Gupta - Chief Executive Officer and Scientific Director, Mitacs|
|Dr. Michael R. Bloom - Vice-President, Organizational Effectiveness and Learning, The Conference Board of Canada|
|Paul Davidson - President, Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada|
|Nobina Robinson - Chief Executive Officer, Polytechnics Canada|
|Dr. Chad Gaffield - President, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council|
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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