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Canadians’ needs for skills training and education are changing quickly.
In response, the Public Policy Forum, the Diversity Institute, and the Future Skills Centre have joined together to publish Skills Next, a series that explores what is working in workplaces, universities, and the labour market – and where workers are falling through the gaps in our skills training system.
Our first set of Skills Next papers was released in January and February of 2020. Each report focuses on one issue — such as the impact of technology in the workplace, gig work, digital skills, and barriers to employment that some marginalized groups experience — and reviews the existing state of knowledge on this topic and identifies areas in need of additional research.
The series is authored by an expansive and diverse network of researchers and subject matter experts carefully selected to provide a broad-range of perspectives within a Canadian context. Their varied backgrounds, experiences, and expertise have shaped their individual perspectives, their analyses of the current skills ecosystem, and the reports they have authored.
Skills Next is funded by the Government of Canada’s Future Skills Centre.
Kathleen PowderlyResponsible Commskathleen@responsiblecomm.ca
Peter Aterman Future Skills Centre – Communications Managerpaterman@ryerson.ca
Tomek SysakPublic Policy Forum – Communications SpecialistTSysak@ppforum.ca