Future Skills Centre and Technology Partner Magnet Launch New Online Platform to Spur Collaboration and Knowledge-Sharing
The Future Skills Community of Practice connects organizations and researchers to help inspire new ideas and solve common challenges and in skills development
Future Skills Centre (FSC) and Magnet today launch the Future Skills Community of Practice (COP), particularly valuable in a time of restricted social interaction, where facilitators and researchers can rethink how they connect, deliver work plans and collaborate on shared goals related to skills development.
What it is
It is a virtual space to support collaborative learning and will enable the exchange of ideas, sharing of tips, and development of peer-to-peer support systems to overcome common hurdles.
The COP is a free and open platform intended to mobilize people and ideas. Its aim is to help inspire new collaboration, and leverage connections between existing research and programs.
Who it benefits
The intended audiences are practitioners in the skills-training ecosystem, including researchers, non-governmental organizations, and employment and training service providers. However, anyone interested in skills training, labour market research and the future of work is invited to join the COP.
How it works
The Community of Practice will allow participants to:
- Access online training, resources, and news related to skills development;
- Engage with others in the industry from around the country on a public discussion board and via direct messaging
- Develop new relationships for possible future collaborations
- Explore a database of researchers and opportunities to share resources and events
- Join workshops and events facilitated by experts in the field
As we all find ways to adapt to continuous change, our vision with the Future Skills Community of Practice is that it becomes a responsive, flexible, and effective new tool to support the growing skills development ecosystem. We are leveraging technology to form a rich resource of information on what is working and what is not, and how we can create new opportunities for co-learning and interconnectedness.Pedro Barata, Executive Director, Future Skills Centre
Magnet is excited to provide the digital infrastructure for the Future Skills Centre Community of Practice. Helping experts from the employment and training system across Canada connect, learn from each other, and share best practices to support workers and employers is especially critical in these challenging times.Mark Patterson, Executive Director, Magnet