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3rd Skills and Post-Secondary Education Summit: Towards a Skills and PSE Strategy for Canada

2015 Event

The Conference Board's Centre for Skills and Post-Secondary Education and Careers: The Next Generation hosted the three-day Summit in Edmonton to explore the future of education and skills development in Canada—including colleges and institutes, universities, apprenticeship and trades training.

The Summit focused on Canadian challenges with a strong focus on the west and shared world class practices and insights on how we can compete successfully with the global best in international and domestic markets.

The Summit focused on the following themes: developing the Skills and Post-Secondary Education Strategy for Canada; transitioning students into work and careers; making systemic reforms; re-skilling and up-skilling under represented populations; and connecting industry needs, education programs, and skilled talent.


Featured Speakers From the 2015 Event

The Hon. Jackson Lafferty

The Hon. Jackson Lafferty
Minister of Education, Culture and Employment and Justice
Minister Responsible, Northwest Territories Department of Education,
Culture and Employment

Andy Bevan

Andy Bevan
Assistant Deputy Minister, Labour and Income Security
Northwest Territories Department of Education
Culture and Employment

Stuart Middleton

Stuart Middleton
Director, Centre for Studies and Multiple Pathways
Manukau Institute of Technology

Mark Patterson

Mark Patterson
Executive Director, Magnet
Magnet at Ryerson University

Monique Bateman

Monique Bateman
Special Advisor, Aboriginal Relations
TD Bank Group

Vince Steinhauer

Vince Steinhauer
President
University nn Blue Quills

Brian L. Calliou

Brian L. Calliou
Director, Indigenous Leadership and Management
The Banff Centre

Dr. Ron Hugo

Dr. Ron Hugo
Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning
and Chair, Engineering Education
Schulich School of Engineering

Serge A. Buy

Serge A. Buy
Chief Executive Officer
National Association of Career Colleges

Rod Skinkle

Rod Skinkle
President and Chief Executive Officer
Academica Group Inc.

Simon O'Byrne

Simon O'Byrne
Vice-President, Discipline Leader, Community Development
Stantec Inc.

Karen McBride

Karen McBride
President and Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Bureau for International Education

Tashia Batstone

Tashia Batstone
Vice-President, Education Services
Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada


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Sponsors

We’d like to thank our generous sponsors for their contribution to this event.

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Enbridge Inc. logo



City of Edmonton logo



MacEwan University logo



NAIT logo



Norquest logo

University of Victoria logo



Exhibitors

Magnet logo



Canada's Energy Citizens logo



Metis Nation of Ontario logo



Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers logo



Rupertsland Institute—Metis center of Excellence logo



Alberta Forest Products Association logo



Marketing Partners

Academica Group logo



Alberta Students' Executive Council logo



BC Association for Institutes and Universities logo



BC Council for International Education logo



Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers logo



Canadian Association of University Business Officers logo



Canadian Society for Training and Development logo



Career Development Association of Alberta logo



Colleges and Institutes Canada logo



Council of Ontario Universities logo



Durham Workforce Authority logo



Enactus Canada logo



Ontario Tourism Education Council logo



Skills Alberta logo



Skills Newfoundland and Labrador logo



Skills Canada Northwest Territories logo


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