Nobina Robinson in Globe and Mail Education Online on Skilled Trades

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Globe and Mail:

Twenty years after the “brain drain” of the 1990s, a new threat to the supply of talent in Canada is apparent. Key industry sectors and leading employers in Canada are warning of a skills shortage and a lack of skilled tradespeople. Others call this a skills “mismatch.” Governments are under pressure to enact a range of labour market “interventions,” from short-term fixes to immigration to new investment in training and skills upgrading to changes to existing talent support programs.

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What People are Saying

“College applied research now has a specific recognition in new and existing federal programs - recognition not because we are colleges, but because the notion that our institutions have the facilities, the faculty, the enterprising students and above all the ideas by which to help industry gain productivity is now becoming accepted.”

Nobina Robinson, CEO of Polytechnics Canada - May 2011