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Tuesday, January 28 • 11:15 - 12:30
202: PANEL: Innovating NL Workforce Development: Tip of the Iceberg

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Canada faces significant labour market challenges. The Newfoundland and Labrador Workforce Innovation Centre (NLWIC) supports the research, testing and sharing of innovative models of workforce development that positively affect attachment to the workforce. This session will provide updates on three of 20 research projects funded by NLWIC that highlight early results and impacts: the tip of the iceberg.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Innovative models tested in Newfoundland and Labrador;
  • Knowledge of early wins and challenges of the research projects;
  • Awareness of how to engage throughout and after the projects

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Christina Hackett

Senior Research Associate, Social Research and Demonstration Corporation
In her role at SRDC, Christina Hackett leads research and evaluation projects at the intersection of youth development, health and well-being, education, and employment, with a particular focus on Indigenous peoples and racialized youth.
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Sareena Hopkins

Executive Director, Canadian Career Development Foundation
As Executive Director of the Canadian Career Development Foundation, Sareena Hopkins works to move from ideas to action in areas of public policy, research and development, capacity-building and advocacy.
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Sharon McLennon

Director, NL Workforce Innovation Centre
Sharon McLennon joined NLWIC in 2018 and has 35 years' experience in start-up and leaderships roles working with industry, community, government and education focused on applied research/innovation, business and economic development in NL and Qatar.
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Boris Palameta

Chief Behavioural Scientist, Social Research and Demonstration Corporation
In his 12 years at SRDC, Boris Palameta has led several projects aimed at facilitating the economic/social integration of marginalized populations. These have focused on using essential skills to design innovative training aligned with employer/learner needs.

Tuesday January 28, 2020 11:15 - 12:30 EST
Room | Salle 202