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

  • Tourism Workforce Development in the Kootenay-Rockies - Regional Studies Association Annual Conference in Lugano, Switzerland on June 4th, 2018. (Powerpoint)

    The conference was attended by more than 500 researchers from around the world interested in theoretical development, empirical analysis and policy debate at the regional level and issues of economic development, growth and equity in rural and urban environments.

  • Forestry Skills: Thinking Beyond Current Paradigms

  • Presenter:  Sarah Pohlschneider, Philomena de Lima, Sarah Patricia Breen. (Powerpoint)  (Video Recording) (Poster)
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  • Building a 21st Century Work “Place” in Rural British Columbia. Building a 21st Century Workforce Learning Summit, Nelson, BC. June 19, 2017.

  • Presenter:  Sean Markey. (Powerpoint)  (Video Recording)
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  • Rural Immigration & Welcoming Communities. Building a 21st Century Workforce Learning Summit, Nelson, BC. June 19, 2017.

  • Presenter:  Ryan Gibson. (Powerpoint)  (Video Recording)
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  • Rural Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Building a 21st Century Workforce Learning Summit, Nelson, BC. June 19, 2017.

  • Presenter:  Heather Hall. (Powerpoint)  (Video Recording)
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  • Work Force Training in Disruptive Industry. Building a 21st Century Workforce Learning Summit, Nelson, BC. June 19, 2017.

  • Presenter:  Amber Hayes. (Powerpoint)  (Video Recording)
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  • UBC School of Engineering. Building a 21st Century Workforce Learning Summit, Nelson, BC. June 19, 2017.

  • Presenter:  Lukas Bichler. (Powerpoint)  (Video Recording)
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  • Broadband, Technology and Our Future Workforce. Building a 21st Century Workforce Learning Summit, Nelson, BC. June 19, 2017.

  • Presenter:  Wayne Kelly. (Powerpoint)  (Video Recording)
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  • The 21st Century Forest Industry Workforce. Building a 21st Century Workforce Learning Summit, Nelson, BC. June 19, 2017.

  • Presenter:  Scott Weatherford. (Powerpoint)  (Video Recording)
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  • Workforce Development Conditions & Trends in the Basin-Boundary Region. Building a 21st Century Workforce Learning Summit, Nelson, BC. June 19, 2017.

  • Presenter:  Terri MacDonald.  (Powerpoint
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  • 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)  
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  • Building Competitive Clusters in the Columbia Basin-Boundary Region, Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Governments, Rossland, BC. April 26, 2017.

  • Presenter:  Terri MacDonald.  (Powerpoint)  
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Knowledge Briefs

 

Labour Market Profiles

Research Reports

 

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