Thriving in the New World of Work: Developing Young People through Work Integrated Learning

The Conference Board of Canada, September 19, 2018
Recorded Webinar
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Canada is on the brink of a skills revolution. Recent research forecasts significant disruption in the workforce and finds that there will be more jobs to be filled in the future. The skills required to fill these positions are changing: young people need relevant experience, stronger human skills and broader networks to help them successfully start their careers.

By 2020, Canada’s workforce will be fueled by young people. Offering early-in-career individuals meaningful experiential learning opportunities helps them transition from education to employment and kick start their career. Employers benefit from hiring early talent by building a talent pipeline and bringing fresh perspectives that fuel workplace innovation.

Webinar Highlights

This 60 minute recorded webinar will help you better understand the changing landscape of skills and how these changes are impacting young people’s transition from school to work. Madeleine Barker, Senior Director, Strategic Workforce Initiatives at RBC, will discuss the importance of work integrated learning and share a toolkit, based on RBC’s research and expertise, that will help employers design great early career experiences.

Key topics include:

  • Data driven insights on young people’s school to work transitions and how skills are changing in the new world of work
  • How well-designed work integrated learning experiences smooth transitions for young people and help achieve talent and business objectives
  • Key design elements in great experiences for young people

About Madeleine

Photo of Madeleine BarkerMadeleine is the Senior Director, Strategic Workforce Initiatives at RBC where she leads strategies focused on building a future ready workforce. A passionate advocate for young people, she and her team develop programs and initiatives that positively impact the work readiness of early in career individuals inside and outside RBC; helping them to unlock their potential and launch their careers. Working across RBC, her team creates reskilling programs that help the workforce respond to disruption and support employees in building the skills needed to thrive in the future of work.

Over her 20 years in financial services, Madeleine’s diverse career includes experience working with clients and leading teams in retail branches; communications and change management; and building business and people strategies.

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