CRC 2014

Workforce Development

Creating Rural Connections

Through Networking

Keynote presentation

Tapping into Alberta’s Largest Local Untapped Workforce

JudyLynn Archer
Women Building Futures
Over the next ten years Canada’s projected investment in oil and gas, mining, and utilities is $90 billion annually; in other words, close to a trillion dollars. During this same time period, hundreds of thousands of workers will retire from the industry. This presentation will showcase some best practices that Alberta companies are adopting to attract and train women into the skilled trades to help ensure that there is a sufficient supply of skilled trades professionals ready when they’re needed.
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Strong, Vibrant Communities where Youth Develop their Paths to Career Success

Andy Neigel 
CAREERS: the Next Generation Foundation
Growing our own skilled workforce is a high priority for communities, governments, industry, associations, students and their parents, unions and employers. But this is much more than building a workforce, it is about helping young Albertans discover their career passion as a start to an exciting life journey.  Engaging our youth in many rewarding opportunities builds communities.  What are some of the myths and attitudes that must be put to rest to ensure our next generation is aware of these opportunities? How can they become the productive, motivated and innovative workforce essential to all our success?
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Panel Session

People Without Jobs, Jobs Without People

Thomas Lukaszuk, Ministry of Jobs, Skills, Training & Labour
Denise Henning, Northwest Community College
Ann Everatt, Northern Lakes College
Derek Bruno, SevGen Consulting Inc., Samson Oil and Gas Inc., Samson Cree Nation

Moderated by...
Holly Sorgen, Community Futures Grande Prairie & Region...more info to come!



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