Call for Contributors – I, Human: The digital and soft skills driving Canada’s labour market

As part of an upcoming report, we're looking to profile individuals working in occupations that use hybrid skill sets
October 25, 2019
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“Do you use both digital and soft skills in your work? “Do you work in game or software design, office admin, data science, or another field in which you often have to communicate your digital skills with a team?”

The Brookfield Institute is looking to profile individuals working in occupations that use hybrid skill sets, as part of our upcoming report I, Human: The digital and soft skills driving Canada’s labour market. This work is part of our Skills for an Innovation-Driven Economy workstream, which aims to understand future skills demand across Canada, while helping companies and people gain the skills they need to thrive in an innovation-driven economy.

Specifically, we are looking to speak with people who have the following digital skills in combination with non-digital/soft skills (e.g., working collaboratively, organization, communication, creativity, project management):

  1. General digital skills: Word Processing, Excel, SQL, et al.
  2. Data skills: From baseline data skills to more specialized, digitally-intensive ones, such as the skills associated with machine learning and other data science techniques. 
  3. System infrastructure skills: From setting up and managing cloud computing services to more general IT support. 
  4. Software and product development skills: Including new digital products, both web and software–based (eg. Adobe Suite, Web design).

Selected contributors will be asked to complete a short set of interview questions by email. Your story will be shared with BII+E’s audience through our website and social media platforms. This will provide valuable insights to those navigating a changing labour market.

BII+E values diversity and inclusion! We want to hear from people with a wide range of perspectives, backgrounds, demographics, in locations across Canada.  

Sound like a fit? Express your interest in this opportunity.

For questions, please contact Erin Warner, Marketing and Communications Specialist, at erin.warner@ryerson.ca.

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