Regional Workforce Development in Rural BC

Regional Workforce Development in Rural BC

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Overview

The overarching goal of the Regional Workforce Development in Rural BC project is to collectively assess comparative workforce development strategies in ways that inform future policy, planning, and action in the Columbia Basin-Boundary region of southeast BC. Led by Dr. Terri MacDonald, BC Regional Innovation Chair in Rural Economic Development, and facilitated by Selkirk College and College of the Rockies through the Kootenay Workforce Development Initiative, this project brings together the region’s educators, elected officials, policy makers, economic development practitioners, industry, students, and leading scholars to:

  • examine workforce development challenges and opportunities;
  • facilitate and mobilize knowledge, analysis and emerging discussions;
  • generate new research questions and dialogues; and
  • provide opportunity for the engagement, networking, and capacity building of highly qualified personnel.

Events

  • Building a 21st Century Workforce Development Learning Summit. Nelson, BC. June 19, 2017.
    • Agenda
    • Summary of Lessons, Ideas, Opportunities

Presentations, Webinars & Videos

  • Building a 21st Century Work “Place” in Rural British Columbia. Building a 21st Century Workforce Learning Summit, Nelson, BC. June 19, 2017.
  • Rural Immigration & Welcoming Communities. Building a 21st Century Workforce Learning Summit, Nelson, BC. June 19, 2017.
  • Rural Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Building a 21st Century Workforce Learning Summit, Nelson, BC. June 19, 2017.
  • Work Force Training in Disruptive Industry. Building a 21st Century Workforce Learning Summit, Nelson, BC. June 19, 2017.
  • UBC School of Engineering. Building a 21st Century Workforce Learning Summit, Nelson, BC. June 19, 2017.
  • Broadband, Technology and Our Future Workforce. Building a 21st Century Workforce Learning Summit, Nelson, BC. June 19, 2017.
  • The 21st Century Forest Industry Workforce. Building a 21st Century Workforce Learning Summit, Nelson, BC. June 19, 2017.
  • Workforce Development Conditions & Trends in the Basin-Boundary Region. Building a 21st Century Workforce Learning Summit, Nelson, BC. June 19, 2017.
  • Cluster-Based Meets Place-Based: Designing Workforce Innovation in BC’s Interior, Colleges and Institutes Canada Conference, Ottawa ON. May 2, 2017.
    •  Presenter:  Terri MacDonald & Rhys Andrews.  (Powerpoint
  • Building Competitive Clusters in the Columbia Basin-Boundary Region, Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Governments, Rossland, BC. April 26, 2017.

Knowledge Briefs

Labour Market Profiles

Research Reports

This research was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.  SSHRC-CRSH_FIP_1