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Canada is facing wide-reaching demographic and technological changes that pose increasingly significant challenges to the world of work. The Future Skills Centre Podcast, presented by The Conference Board of Canada, will explore these crucial emerging challenges to the future of work. In each episode, we will unpack a unique issue facing Canadians and hear from varying perspectives—such as community members, decision-makers, and thought leaders—to discuss solutions and paths forward.

FSC Podcast The Conference Board of Canada

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Canada is facing wide-reaching demographic and technological changes that pose increasingly significant challenges to the world of work. The Future Skills Centre Podcast, presented by The Conference Board of Canada, will explore these crucial emerging challenges to the future of work. In each episode, we will unpack a unique issue facing Canadians and hear from varying perspectives—such as community members, decision-makers, and thought leaders—to discuss solutions and paths forward.

    S2 Ep. 05: Skills for the Clean Economy

    S2 Ep. 05: Skills for the Clean Economy

    In the face of the climate crisis, shifting to more carbon-neutral economic activities is a necessity. The growth of this clean economy can also be an opportunity – for individuals to have in-demand and meaningful careers, and for Canada to become a global leader in this area. In this episode, we hear from three Canadian organizations. Our guests tell us about the growing clean technology and blue economy sectors, and about the skills needed in these sectors, and share their insights on what needs to happen to support the development of a strong workforce in the clean economy.

    Guests
    Darren Gresch, Senior Research Associate, Innovation and Technology, Conference Board of Canada
    Jeanette Jackson, CEO, Foresight Canada
    Yogendra Chaudhry, Vice-President of Professional Services, ECO Canada
    Host
    Linda Nazareth
    Episode Links:

    Future Skills Centre Homepage: https://fsc-ccf.ca/
    Future Skills Centre Twitter: https://twitter.com/fsc_ccf_en
    The Conference Board of Canada Homepage :https://www.conferenceboard.ca/
    The Conference Board of Canada Twitter: https://twitter.com/ConfBoardofCda 
    The Conference Board of Canada Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ConferenceBoardofCanada/ 
    ECO Canada https://eco.ca/
    Foresight Canada https://foresightcac.com/ 
    OpportuNext https://www.opportunext.ca/ 

    • 26 min
    S2 Ep. 04: Putting Microcredentials into Practice

    S2 Ep. 04: Putting Microcredentials into Practice

    Microcredentials are a recognition of learning, assessing specific competencies and addressing employer needs. In this episode, we discuss the rise of microcredentials, their potential, and ongoing challenges such as coordination across Canada and assessment quality. Our guests provide perspectives from industry and from post-secondary education and include Emma Gooch from eCampusOntario, Kerri Korabelnikov from Red River College Polytechnic, and Theresa Davis-Woodhouse from the Canadian Council for Aviation and Aerospace. 
    Speakers

    Guests
    Emma Gooch, Program Manager, Microcredentials, eCampusOntario
    Kerri Korabelnikov, Dean, School of Education, Arts and Sciences, Red River College Polytechnic
    Theresa Davis-Woodhouse, Director of Project Management, Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace
    Host
    Linda Nazareth
    Links

    Future Skills Centre Homepage: https://fsc-ccf.ca/
    Future Skills Centre Twitter: https://twitter.com/fsc_ccf_en
    The Conference Board of Canada Homepage :https://www.conferenceboard.ca/
    The Conference Board of Canada Twitter: https://twitter.com/ConfBoardofCda
    The Conference Board of Canada Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ConferenceBoardofCanada/
    Research report: The Future is Micro: Digital learning and microcredentials for education, retraining, and lifelong learning https://fsc-ccf.ca/research/micro-credentials-for-retraining-and-lifelong-learning/
    FSC Project: Materials handling 4.0: Building pathways to employment for disadvantaged groups  https://fsc-ccf.ca/projects/material-handling-4-0-building-pathways-to-employment-for-disadvantaged-groups/
    FSC Project: Aiming higher: Microcredential training in aviation and aerospace https://fsc-ccf.ca/projects/aviation-aerospace/
    eCampusOntario: Microcredentials https://micro.ecampusontario.ca/
    eCampusOntario  https://www.ecampusontario.ca/ 

    • 25 min
    S2 Ep. 03: Supporting the Future of Small Business and Entrepreneurs through Skills Development

    S2 Ep. 03: Supporting the Future of Small Business and Entrepreneurs through Skills Development

    Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are an important part of the Canadian economy and the workplace of many Canadians. But these businesses face steep difficulties in the coming years as COVID-19 government supports end. How can SMEs tackle challenges, such as skill and labour shortages, to flourish as businesses and employers?
    In this episode we speak to three guests about the economic trends and opportunities facing SMEs in their region, from remote-first small businesses to new jobs in the green economy. They discuss the skills, roles, and supports needed to take advantage of these opportunities.
    Speakers
    Guests
    Jason Rasevych, Partner, National Indigenous Client Services Lead, Deloitte Canada; President, Anishnawbe Business Professional Association
    Dorinda So, Executive Director, pointA
    Patrick Sullivan, President and CEO, Halifax Chamber of Commerce
    Host
    Linda Nazareth
     Links
    Future Skills Centre Homepage: https://fsc-ccf.ca/
    Future Skills Centre Twitter: https://twitter.com/fsc_ccf_en
    The Conference Board of Canada Homepage: https://www.conferenceboard.ca/
    The Conference Board of Canada Twitter: https://twitter.com/ConfBoardofCda 
    The Conference Board of Canada Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ConferenceBoardofCanada/ 
    pointA https://pointa.ca/
    Halifax Chamber of Commerce https://halifaxchamber.com/ 
    Anishnawbe Business Professional Association https://www.anishnawbebusiness.com/ 

    • 29 min
    S2 Ep. 02: Adapting to Change—The Case of Canada’s Hospitality & Tourism Industry

    S2 Ep. 02: Adapting to Change—The Case of Canada’s Hospitality & Tourism Industry

    Restaurants, hotels, and attractions across Canada are an important place of work, particularly for youth, students, and newcomers to Canada. But with cycles of closures and layoffs, health and safety concerns, and new enforcement requirements due to COVID-19, there has been an exodus of workers from the hospitality and tourism industry. How are businesses rethinking their hiring, training, and compensation practices to adapt and recover?
    This episode explores issues of workforce development and business strategy in the hospitality and tourism industry, in conversation with Krista Bax from go2HR and Adam Morrison from OTEC. We also hear firsthand from a business about their experiences. 

    Guests
    Matt Pearson, Director, Human Resources, Living Waters Resorts 
    Adam Morrison, President and CEO, Ontario Tourism & Education Council (OTEC)
    Krista Bax, CEO, go2HR
    Host
    Linda Nazareth
    Links
    Future Skills Centre Homepage: https://fsc-ccf.ca/ 
    Future Skills Centre Twitter: https://twitter.com/fsc_ccf_en
    The Conference Board of Canada Homepage: https://www.conferenceboard.ca/
    The Conference Board of Canada Twitter: https://twitter.com/ConfBoardofCda
    The Conference Board of Canada Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ConferenceBoardofCanada/ 
    OTEC: https://otec.org/
    Go2HR: https://www.go2hr.ca/ 

    • 19 min
    S2 Ep. 01: Youth Employment and Skills Training for an Inclusive Recovery

    S2 Ep. 01: Youth Employment and Skills Training for an Inclusive Recovery

    We are in the same storm, but not in the same boat. 
    We know that COVID-19 has had disproportionate economic impacts on certain groups, including women, youth, Indigenous peoples, and newcomers to Canada. We are experiencing an undesirable “K-shaped recovery” where certain individuals and sectors recover more quickly than others. 
    This episode highlights key challenges facing certain groups—such as Indigenous students and youth more broadly—when it comes to education and employment during the pandemic. We make the case for a more inclusive skills training strategy, that give all workers the skills to navigate a changing economy (and provides businesses the workers with the skills to help them adapt to future technological changes and economic shocks). 
    Kory Wilson from BCIT, and Chris Duff and Erick Pelayo Aubert from the Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity join us to share their perspectives. 
     Links
    Recovery for All: Finding Equities in Education and Employment:  https://www.conferenceboard.ca/futureskillscentre/sounding-tours 
    Hire Next Tool: https://fsc-ccf.ca/projects/youth-jobs-ai/ 
    Indigenous ICT Development Centre: https://fsc-ccf.ca/projects/indigenous-ict-development-centre/ 
    Conference Board of Canada: https://www.conferenceboard.ca/ 
    Future Skills Centre: https://fsc-ccf.ca/ 
     Guests
    Kory Wilson – Executive Director, Indigenous Initiatives and Partnerships, BCIT
    Chris Duff – Executive Lead, Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity (CCYP)
    Erick Pelayo Aubert – Undergraduate student and Coordinator, CCYP
    Host
    Linda Nazareth

    • 21 min
    Ep. 06: Gig Economy and Independent Workers

    Ep. 06: Gig Economy and Independent Workers

    The nature of jobs is changing, with the growth of the gig economy and more work in all fields being tasked to contract workers, freelancers, and the self-employed. These independent workers lack the social support net that full-time employees benefit from. What are some ways to bridge the “support gap” and ensure that people don’t fall between the cracks in these precarious job markets?

    In our final episode of Season 1 of the Future Skills Centre podcast, we discuss this question and more with Armine Yalnizyan (Atkinson Fellow).

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    • 38 min

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