Policy & Research Highlights
Roundtable on Labour Market Trends and Implications for Public Education
June 29, 2010 – Toronto
The Roundtable event brought together nearly 90 leaders from different sectors including education, business, government and the non-profit sector to discuss the changing labour market and implications for public education. The purpose of the event was to develop new and innovative ideas that can inform the work of different stakeholders. Download Roundtable Summary.
Speakers at the event included:
Dr. Warren Jestin, Event Chair and Senior Vice President & Chief Economist, Scotiabank
An Economic Outlook
Dr. Rick Miner, Principal, past President of Seneca College
People Without Jobs, Jobs Without People: Ontario’s Labour Market Future.
John Davies, President of Humber College
Challenges for the College Sector
Gerry Connelly, Director, Policy and Research, The Learning Partnership and Adjunct Professor, York University
K-12 Education: From A Labour Market Perspective.
Roundtable discussions were also organized with individuals representing different sectors at each table. The roundtable participants were asked to make recommendations on what the education system needs to stop doing, start doing and continue or enhance doing. A position paper based on ideas generated at the event will be distributed to inform the work of school boards, government, and the private sector.
Stand by for future roundtable events will be organized to discuss other current trends that are impacting public education in Canada.