The world of work is changing. Yesterday, industry, businesses, students, and educators gathered virtually to hear about how global, provincial, and regional trends are influencing how we live and work in the north. Nearly 200 participants registered from across northern BC and western Canada.
Focused on highlighting the work that Northern Lights College led to update the Northeast Regional Skills Training Plan in 2019, the program included presentations from futurist Nikolas Badminton, provincial and regional labour market trends, and highlights from the Northeast Regional Labour Market Strategy and subsequent work on a Northern Rockies Labour and Economic Strategy and the Labour Market Trends for the Agriculture Sector in Northeast BC. Participants were taken from a global forecast on what the future of work will look like down to the regional perspectives on where our current gaps are and the strategies that are being employed to ensure the region is mitigating the gaps and approaching the future prepared.
“Northern Lights College is thrilled with the participation in yesterday’s event, both geographically and across multiple sectors and stakeholders. As a regional leader in facilitating and delivering skills training that meets labour market needs for today and the future, these insights and discussions are vital to the ensuring our success here in Northeastern BC. This region thrives on partnerships, and it takes discussions like these that position our region to best capitalize on our future potential,” said Bryn Kulmatycki, President of Northern Lights College.
These conversations are just the beginning. Northern Lights College is a proud leader in facilitating this dialogue and bringing together the regional stakeholders to achieve great success for industry, business, and residents.
Director, BC Centre for Training Excellence in Oil & Gas