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Collège Boréal hosts the Ontario session of a nation-wide consultation on the Future of Work in Canada

14 November 2019

Collège Boréal welcomes on November 14, 2019, the Ontario session of a nation-wide consultation by the Future Skills Centre on the future of work in Canada, organized by the Conference Board of Canada.

Under the theme What skills do we need? the Ontario session brings together stakeholders in the areas of training, skills and employment from the Greater Sudbury area and beyond in a round table format which fosters discussions on the qualifications that tomorrow’s workforce will require.

As a centre for research and collaboration dedicated to preparing Canadians for employment success, the Future Skills Centre will collect local perspectives on the issues that will emerge in the discussions during these regional sounding tour sessions. The analysis of these debates will help to guide the centre’s investments in the fields of research and innovation.

The changing landscape of skills: a key topic for colleges

As a partner in professional training, Collège Boréal is positioned as a key partner in the reflections on the changing landscape of skills. Boréal draws from its expertise in the areas of trades, industry and new technologies to match the offer and content of training with the skills needed by employers.

Collège Boréal also invests in applied research, a field especially conducive to innovation in the means and methods of work.

About one hundred participants will take part in the two consultation sessions to be held at Collège Boréal.

Collège Boréal is pleased to welcome to its Sudbury campus so many regional stakeholders who see the question of the future of work as an opportunity for our economy and not as a threat to our communities. I thank the Future Skills Centre for choosing Boréal as the host for the Ontario sessions of its consultation and I hope that it will lead to fruitful discussions.
We are thrilled to be in Sudbury today, and thankful for the diverse stakeholders that are with us to share their opinions. We want to make sure that we are truly a pan-Canadian organization that addresses the regional differences in labour market challenges. This Tour is a good way to start learning directly from the local communities.
As a consortium partner of the Future Skills Centre and the lead facilitator of the Regional Sounding Tour, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring together such a diverse group of skills stakeholders in Sudbury and across Canada. The future of our country’s workforce and skills are integral to our prosperity, and we are committed to collaborative efforts to identify innovative and effective solutions for today’s and tomorrow’s employment and training challenges.


Future Skills Centre

The Future Skills Centre – Centre des Compétences futures (FSC-CCF) is a forward-thinking centre for research and collaboration dedicated to preparing Canadians for employment success. We believe Canadians should feel confident about the skills they have to succeed in a changing workforce. As a pan-Canadian community, we are collaborating to rigorously identify, test, measure, and share innovative approaches to assessing and developing the skills Canadians need to thrive in the days and years ahead.

The Conference Board of Canada

The Conference Board of Canada is Canada’s largest independent not-for-profit applied research organization. We equip leaders and decision-makers with the economic insights, research, data, networks and events they need to solve our country’s most pressing challenges. We stand at the intersection of research, policy and business – where insights meet impact.

About Collège Boréal

Established in 1995, Collège Boréal is a French language post-secondary training and learning institution dedicated to the development and growth of communities throughout Ontario.

Collège Boréal offers comprehensive programs and services in 7 campuses and 38 access centres in 26 communities throughout the province. Since 1995, approximately 120,000 clients across Ontario have benefited from Collège Boréal’s expertise relating to post-secondary education, training programs, immigration and settlement services, and employment services. Collège Boréal has established over 120 articulation agreements with other post-secondary institutions.

According to the Key Performance Indicators recognized by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Collège Boréal ranks first in Ontario for two of the five indicators: graduation rate and, for the fourth consecutive year, student satisfaction. These results show that Boreal’s strengths lie in its investment in human capital.

For further information

To learn more about our programs and services, visit our website at www.collegeboreal.ca, Facebook page or Twitter account.


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