Date and place
September 20, 2016 at Segal Building, Simon Fraser University
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
1. Work readiness and career development
2. Education in a global economy