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Monday, January 27 • 10:10 - 11:25
(Carousels) Plenary Table 17: Mapping Digital Skills in Canada

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Changing workplace demographics present a challenge as employers struggle to hire recent graduates due to growing recognition of the discrepancy between the skills workers have and the skills required for organizations to remain competitive. This presentation explores a recent Ryerson project that focuses on digital skills mapping to better respond to the changing needs of the workforce.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify systemic barriers for new graduates with ICT education/skills
  • Identify employer needs for "digital skills" across sectors in Canada
  • Critically assess educational program development for alignment with employer demands

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Brian Robson

Director, Diversity Institute, Ryerson University
Brian Robson has been leading the ADaPT (Advanced Digital and Professional Training) Program at Ryerson University for over four years, along with other empowerment projects for entrepreneurs. He earned a PhD in Systematic Theology from the University of Toronto and an MBA (Globalization... Read More →
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Wendy Cukier

Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy, Founder of the Diversity Institute, Ryerson University, Diversity Institute, Ryerson University
Dr Wendy Cukier (MA, MBA, PhD, DU (HC), LLD (HC), MSC) is a leading expert in technology, innovation and diversity. Founder of Ryerson's Diversity Institute, her cutting-edge projects promote social/economic advancement for underrepresented groups.

Monday January 27, 2020 10:10 - 11:25 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière