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.