Why youth skills development must go national now

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This is an excerpt from an article written by the Business/Higher Education Roundtable co-chairs,  Waterloo, and can be read in full at The Globe and Mail


Our biggest trading relationship is under a cloud. Our economic competitiveness is being questioned. Even our ability to ship the resources to the world is being challenged anew.

Small wonder Canadians feel anxious about their economic well-being, even as our economy shows growth.

In the face of such volatility, it’s time to focus on something we can control: helping Canadians prepare for the skills economy of tomorrow. No matter how the world turns, Canada’s economic prosperity in the decade ahead rests on the brain power of our youth and their readiness for a future of work that will be different from anything we’ve known.

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An excerpt from an article written by Suzanne Fortier, principal and vice-chancellor of McGill University.  Dr. Fortier is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global University Leaders Forum and Canada’s Advisory Council on Economic...

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This is an excerpt from an article written by Val Walker, Executive Director of the Business/Higher Education Roundtable. It can be read in full at The Hill Times


I can say with confidence that...

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This is an excerpt from an article written by Richard Florizone, president of Dalhousie University and Alex Usher, president of Higher Education Strategy Associates. It can be read in full at The Chronicle Herald...

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This is an excerpt from an article written by the Business/Higher Education Roundtable co-chairs,  Waterloo, and can be read in full at The Globe and Mail


Our biggest trading relationship is under a cloud...

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This is an excerpt from an article written by Feridun Hamdullahpur, President and Vice-Chancellor at the University of Waterloo, and can be read in full at The Globe and Mail


Since the World Economic...

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Excerpt from an article by Kevin Peesker, President of Microsoft Canada, in The Globe and Mail.


We are only at the beginning of a tech-skills shortage. Canada’s tech industry must work closely with academia and...

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An excerpt from an article by Dave McKay, President and CEO of RBC, and chair of BHER’s work-integrated learning taskforce. This article originally appeared in The Globe and Mail. Read the full publication here...

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This is an excerpt from an article originally appeared in the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance’s Educated Solutions journal. Read the full publication here. Written by Isabelle Duchaine, BHER Manager.


Apprenticeships, co-ops, internships or field...

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We are living in a fourth industrial revolution – millions of jobs in sectors as diverse as transportation, manufacturing, and retail have the potential of being automated. A recent report by the Brookfield Institute for...

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This is an excerpt from an article written by Daniel Komesch of Polytechnics Canada, and can be read in full at The Globe and Mail.


Automation has become a scary word lately. As new...

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An excerpt from an article written by Dr. Meric Gertler, President of the University of Toronto. It can be read in full at The Globe and Mail.


For too long, we have watched our best...

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An excerpt from an aericle written by Elizabeth Cannon, President of the University of Calgary. Read in full at The Globe and Mail.


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It’s a schoolyard taunt that can shut down a...