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Future Skills Centre

Canadians need to prepare for a changing labour market. The Future Skills Centre—Centre des Compétences futures (FSC–CCF) will help them transition and adapt to new jobs. Funded by the Government of Canada’s Future Skills Program, the Future Skills Centre is a partnership between BlueprintToronto Metropolitan University, and The Conference Board of Canada.

As part of our commitment to the Future Skills Centre, the Conference Board will research future skills needs, lead knowledge mobilization and convening activities, and facilitate the exchange of ideas by developing a pan-Canadian stakeholder network.

Latest Research

Can Experiential Learning Go Virtual?

Education & Skills    February 8, 2024

Experiential learning (EL)—or learning by doing—is an essential component of many post-secondary education (PSE) programs. This type of training lets people develop hands-on skills and apply what they’ve learned in class to real-life situations.

Issue briefing  •  20-min read

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AI and the Future of Post-Secondary Education: Navigating the AI Revolution

Education & Skills     January 4, 2024

Despite the many potential benefits of generative AI for teaching and learning, there are also concerns around academic integrity, accuracy, reliability, privacy, and data security. But generative AI is here to stay. Are Canadian post-secondary institutions ready?

Online experience  •  8-min read

ChatGPT: Organizational and Labour Implications

Canadian Economics    November 16, 2023

Artificial intelligence (AI) has a long history, with the first AI program often attributed as the “Logic Theorist,” created in 1956. More recently, advancements in machine learning algorithms, and the growing availability of large data sets on which to train models, have led to a proliferation of AI applications. However, in November 2022, the release of ChatGPT (Chat Generative Pre-trained Transformer) by OpenAI marked a turning point in public interest.

Issue briefing  •  13-min read

Listening to You

We recently heard from Canadians across the country on how the Future Skills Centre can best meet your region’s priorities.

Find out more about the top issues facing Canadians.

For details about our 2019 Regional Sounding Tour.

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In Partnership With

Toronto Metropolitan University
The Conference Board of Canada
Government of Canada