Jobs and Skills for the New Economy

Canada needs skills of all kinds to remain competitive in the global economy. Through expanding work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities like co-ops and internships, capstone projects and career mentorship programs, the Roundtable hopes to provide hands-on learning and career-boosting opportunities for new graduates. For the first stages of the project, Roundtable members are partnering in pilot areas such as cybersecurity, financial services and advanced manufacturing, which are critical to the future health of Canada’s economy.

Research and Innovation in the 21st Century

Canadian-led research drives innovation, strengthens the economy and improves the quality of life for all Canadians. By building bridges between the invigorating research done at post-secondary institutions and the research happening within the private sector, the Roundtable will help Canada’s world-class researchers collaborate to answer long-standing questions and fuel healthy economic growth.

News

Business and post-secondary leaders celebrate major investments in preparing students for the workforce

Thousands of Canadian students will find the pathway from the classroom to the workforce much easier to navigate, thanks to a major commitment by Toronto region businesses and post-secondary institutions. Earlier today, leading financial services companies, universities and colleges announced an ambitious plan to provide 10,000 work-integrated learning placements by the end of 2020.

 

A joint initiative from 10 …

Algonquin College and Shopify announce new program making experiential learning a priority

As reported by Algonquin College

Ottawa — Algonquin College and Shopify are pleased to announce a partnership that brings students into the future of commerce and design.

Sixty third-year Algonquin College Graphic Design students from the School of Media and Design will be receiving hands-on training in a pilot course that provides experiential learning opportunities at Shopify’s company headquarters. As …

Publications

Letters

Letter to The Honourable Patty Hajdu on work-integrated learning

Dear Minister Hadju,
As the co-chairs of the Business Higher Education Roundtable (BHER), we are writing to extend our congratulations …

Articles

Linking the classroom and the workplace

As originally appearing in Policy Options.

Written by Anne Sado, Elizabeth Cannon and Tom Jenkins

We are living in …