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For Shelley Uvanile-Hesch, pursuing the life of a long-distance truck driver was as natural as it was for her father before her. Like him, she was drawn to the open roads, the elevated view of the natural world, the chance to see the four corners of North America, and the opportunity to learn from people she’d meet along the way.
Sanjiv Uthayakumar had worked in the printing industry maintaining the presses that produced newspapers and flyers in Ontario for several years, when the long simmering downturn in media and declining advertising dollars started to threaten his job security.
After watching her grandmother suffer through dementia, Michelle Clermont resolved to leave her corporate job in software support and transition to the healthcare sector to work as a Personal Support Worker and ensure vulnerable people would feel protected by someone they could trust.
October 27, 2020 – Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
November 4, 2020 – Hotel Omni Mont-Royal
Majorities say that technology has made their job more enjoyable and easier, Environics Institute survey shows, but impacts on job security, wages are unevenly distributed
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 held a webinar on June 24 on the application process for our most recent open call for proposals, Shock-Proofing the Future of Work: Skills Innovation Challenge.
The Future Skills Centre welcomes Desirée Lopes as the Director of Programs and Rajanthi Manivannan as the Director of Strategy and Operations.
An engineer who started her career in the private sector, Desirée Lopes has an eye for new opportunities and experience in launching innovative initiatives, which […]
Future Skills Centre announces $37 million investment for innovative and responsive solutions to Canada’s evolving labour market
30 projects to fill employers’ skills gaps and help workers gain in-demand skills in this post-pandemic period.
A new report released by The Conference Board of Canada indicates that nearly one in five Canadian employees are in occupations at high risk of automation with few or on no options to transition into lower-risk occupations without significant retraining.
Shock Proofing the Future of Work: Future Skills Centre investing $15 million in innovative projects to support workers in hard-hit sectors
Funding for innovation in skills development part of rapid response to aid those most affected by COVID-19 crisis
COVID-19 dents Canadians’ outlook on employment, but not confidence in their ability to bounce back