They required the guidance of educators to better understand how exactly can business get involved with advancing our public education system. As a result, The Learning Partnership created the Business-Education Task Force to explore positive and productive business-education partnerships.
Read the recommendations put forth in the paper Public Education 2.0
Ontario Business Education Task Force Meets - Fall 2013
In response to the recommendations contained in the report Public Education 2.0. The Learning Partnership brought together leaders from business and education to discuss how we can all work together to help advance students' education and future. This was the first of ten such meetings we will hold across Canada. The purpose of the Task Force is to articulate regional strategies to develop more effective business and education partnerships that support to advance public education for students. The Ontario Business Education Task Force was Co-Chaired by Ken Fredeen (Chair, Panel on Labour Market Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities, and General Counsel, Deloitte LLP) and The Learning Partnership CEO Akela Peoples. Look for the Task Force’s report early in 2014.
Did you know?
From an economic perspective, countries with a greater proportion of students in vocational education tend to have lower youth unemployment
Only 19% of post-secondary students chose a field of study were in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields
30% of Canadian employers face a skilled labour shortage, especially in high growth employment sectors requiring STEM skills
The Learning Partnership created the Business Education Task Force in 2013 directly as an outcome of the first Education Summit which identified the need and urgency of such a partnership
The Task Force includes representatives from:
- Business and Industry
- Skills Training
- Non-Profits and Non-Government Organizations
- K-12 and Post-Secondary Education
Between March 2014 and June 2015 we will be visiting every province to host a similar discussion. Contact Gareth Blair at firstname.lastname@example.org
to find out how to get involved in your community.
Our economic future depends on a strong public education system. Join the conversation!
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