Noel Baldwin is appointed Interim executive director of the Future Skills Centre (FSC) effective June 3, 2024. With nearly two decades of experience in leading strategic initiatives and policy development, Noel brings extensive expertise to his new role.

Since joining FSC in 2019 as director of government and public affairs, Noel has been integral to the organization’s impact, demonstrating exceptional leadership in navigating the skills ecosystem and working with diverse stakeholders to foster innovation in skills development that addresses the evolving needs of the workforce and promotes inclusive economic growth.

Throughout his tenure, Noel has forged strong relationships with federal departments, provinces, territories, municipalities, and international organizations like the OECD. His efforts drove FSC’s early strategic initiatives, including targeted investments addressing critical gaps across regions and sectors. Under his leadership, impactful regional partnerships were formed, with plans for more. Additionally, Noel enhanced FSC’s policy capacity, briefing officials and testifying before parliamentary committees on skills and workforce development.

Prior to joining FSC, he was the coordinator of postsecondary education and adult learning at the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), where he spearheaded pan-Canadian initiatives addressing future skill. He has also served with the Canadian Millennium Scholarship Foundation and Transport Canada.

As a devoted father and team leader he brings a passion for fostering positive change to both his personal and professional life. Noel lives in Ottawa with his wife and two kids.

Noel is available for interviews with members of the media. He is an expert in:

  • Skills and workforce development
  • Economic policy
  • Policy analysis
  • Post-secondary education policy
  • Intergovernmental relations
  • International relations and coordinating bodies (OECD, UNESCO, etc.)