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Monday, January 28 • 09:40 - 10:30
213: Bridging the Skills Gap for Traditionally Marginalized Groups

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This session will discuss the difficulties experienced by traditionally marginalized groups in the labour market, such as discrimination and skill mismatches. In turn, through case studies of several programs, it will explore how emergent forms of social and technological innovation – focused on skills training and job matching – can be used as tools to overcome these labour market challenges.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Better understand skill mismatches in Canada
  • Learn about new technologies for advancing employment of underrepresented groups
  • Learn how to support underrepresented groups to connect to employment

Speakers | Conférenciers
avatar for Wendy Cukier

Wendy Cukier

Academic Director and Professor, Diversity, Ryerson University
Dr Wendy Cukier is founder of the Diversity Institute at the Ted Rogers School of Management, and recently completed her term as Vice-President of Research and Innovation where she helped build the university's innovation ecosystem.
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Mark Patterson

Executive Director, Magnet
Mark Patterson is a changemaker in the career development space, creating opportunities for professionals from diverse educational and career backgrounds and addressing barriers to employment for youth, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal peoples and new immigrants.


Monday January 28, 2019 09:40 - 10:30
Room | Salle 213

Attendees (8)