Posted on February 4, 2014 by Naomi Finseth

Do You Have Knowledge or Expereince to Share? Become a Presenter! ARDN is looking for presenters for the Creating Rural Connections 2014 Event Series: Workforce Development on May 9 in Calgary.
Deadline for submissions – February 28 at 12pm.

Do You Have Knowledge or Expereince to Share? Become a Presenter!

ARDN is looking for presenters for the Creating Rural Connections 2014 Event Series: Workforce Development on May 9 in Calgary.

Deadline for submissions – February 28 at 12pm.

We believe that exploring and addressing challenges facing Alberta’s workforce is an important step to developing rural Alberta communities and enhancing their quality of life. CRC 2014: Workforce Development will give industry groups and rural organizations access to knowledge and resources they can use to improve their businesses, support their workforces, and build their communities. Further, the event seeks to determine what is working and what is not working in Alberta’s workforce; throughout the day we aim to examine the current issues, challenges, and opportunities of workforce development in Alberta and identify solutions and next steps to stimulate positive change and growth.

Sub-themes for the event include:

– Roles of post-secondary institutions, industry groups, and governments

– Education and training

– Diversification of the labour supply

– Economic resilience

– Regional diversification

– Entrepreneurship

– Skilling the exiting workforce

– Employability

– Attracting and retaining employees

– Partnership and collaborations

– Innovative or unique approaches

Rather than just a knowledge-sharing event, CRC 2014 Workforce Development will set the agenda for rural development in the area of Alberta’s workforce development. It will be interactive and engaging while highlighting community-institution collaborations, featuring local talent, knowledge, and expertise, and demonstrating the ways post-secondary involvement can help rural communities address their local challenges.

CRC 2014: Workforce Development will include up to 150 individuals who are invested in Alberta’s workforce. They will represent non-governmental organizations, post-secondary faculty, staff, and students, industry groups, municipal, provincial, and federal governments.

Click here to view the Call for Presentations.

Or visit the event website for other details.


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