About the Conference
HEQCO’s international conference explores postsecondary education’s role in preparing students for the world of work.
Thanks to Ian Hartlen and Adrian Philp, recent graduates from the Master of Public Policy Program at the University of Toronto, for their work in summarizing the conference.
Day One | Thursday, November 1, 2012
Kevin Lynch, BMO Financial Group
Session 1A | Forecasting tomorrow’s skill needs and labour market returns
Session 1B | Returns across postsecondary pathways
Session 2A | Labour market outcomes for colleges and university students
Session 2B | Field of choice in the labour market
Mark D. Milliron, Western Governors University
Session 3A | Work-integrated learning across colleges and universities
Session 3B | The colleges and university undergraduate experience
Session 4A | Employer and student expectations/experiences
Session 4B | The graduate student experience
Day Two | Friday, November 2, 2012
Rob MacIsaac, Mohawk College
Session 5A | Institutional supports for learning and labour market outcomes
Session 5B | Under-represented cohorts and pathways to the labour market
Session 6A | Innovative practices and alternative pathways
Session 6B | The perils of a professional degree
Ian Shugart, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
Session 7A | Skill development and succeeding in the labour market
Session 7B | The importance of Arts and Humanities
Closing Plenary | What does the future hold?
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