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Skills for an Innovation-Driven Economy

This work stream seeks to understand future skill demands across Canada, while helping companies and people gain the skills they need to thrive in an innovation-driven economy.
Future Skills
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About the Skills For An Innovation-Driven Economy Work Stream

We identify skills Canadians will need to remain competitive and pilot programs that help people learn those skills – so that everyone can navigate and thrive in an innovation-driven economy throughout their career.

As the advancement of technology continues to shape and reshape the economy, it has never been more important to have the right skills. Workers with in-demand and transferable skills are more productive and resilient. However, those who lack these skills, or are not positioned to acquire them, risk being left behind.

Canadian businesses, educators, policy makers and others will need continuing and up-to-date insights on which skills are in high-demand, particularly in local labour markets and in different industries, as well as idea on effectively teaching them and reaching all those who need training.

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Sep 21, 2018

Opinion: Community initiatives are still needed to bridge the digital literacy divide. This op-ed was originally posted on Apolitical.
Canada’s coding classes prepare kids for the future — but many are left behind

Aug 20, 2018

Seeking to understand what digital literacy is, who has access to it, and why it’s important for civic, social, and economic participation
Digital Literacy: A research series

Aug 9, 2018

In conversation with Jay Myers, CEO of Next Generation Manufacturing Canada, the industry-led, not-for-profit organization established to lead Canada's Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster
Building Ontario’s advanced manufacturing supercluster from scratch

Jul 31, 2018

An in-depth look at the talent and skills sought after by tech companies, as well as the different routes that people take to gain entry into the tech sector in the Waterloo region
Breaking Into Tech
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