Education Collaboration between B.C. and Latin America towards Skills Transfer and Labour Market Exchange

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Date and place

September 20, 2016 at Segal Building, Simon Fraser University

Description

Through roundtable and offline discussions with BC Latin American Consular Corps and strategic partners, we have identified a number of key areas of complementarity for our respective governments and education sectors.

The key areas include the idea of job readiness and collaboration with the corporate sector. It is important to examine how the education sector can better prepare its graduates for more successful transitions into the local and global economy through enhancement of institutional career services, better articulated linkages between academic programming and the needs of the economy, while stressing the importance of experiential learning, co-operative education placements, internships and work integrated learning. Involved parties should also consider the potential for international collaboration for all of the above considerations.

This seminar included case-study presentations and discussions followed by a networking reception with BC Latin American consular corps, BC higher education representatives, BC Government and other key colleagues.

Speakers and moderator

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Perspectives of B.C. Co-operative Education employers who hire students that come to post- secondary institutions from international pathways Nancy Johnston, Executive Director, Student Affairs at Simon Fraser University

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Education for Employment (EFE) Program Colombia: SENA Studies of Competencies – Canada Comparative Analysis Regina Saimoto, Regional Director, Eastern Region at Northwest Community College

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Vancouver’s entertainment industry: 30 years of Quality, Creativity and Innovation Nancy Mott, Manager, Digital Entertainment and Interactive at the Vancouver Economic Commission

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Moderator: Pedro Marquez, Vice-President, Global Advancement, Marketing and Business Development at Royal Roads University

Topics

1.  Work readiness and career development

2.  Education in a global economy

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