The Marine Peoples Partnership Advisory Committeeis pleased to announce our first National Forum on Workforce Development in the Marine Industry, which is being organized to provide a platform for assembling key stakeholders and experts in workforce development from across the country, to discuss, debate, share best practices, and highlight key priority areas across sectors, and across the broader industry. Additionally, this is an opportunity to connect a network around common workforce issues, and benefit from the synergies and collaborations that arise from engaged stakeholders.
Hosted by Dr. Sherry Scully, and featuring 4 panels of experts, the Forum will provide a channel for information exchange where all participants can have a role in idea-building. This full day event is a great opportunity to bring together representatives from government, industry, and academia. The panel discussions will culminate in a drafting of recommendations and key priorities for the industry, which will be shared with all conference participants.
Key Note Speaker: Sandra Franke
Sandra is a manager with the Youth Employment Program Policy Division, in the department of Employment and Social Development Canada. She has been responsible for policy and research related to labour market programs for youth for the last 6 years. Prior to joining this group, Sandra held different positions in the government as a policy researcher, including 5 years with the Policy Research Initiative, a Government of Canada think tank, where she coordinated interdepartmental research initiatives in support of the government’s medium-term policy agenda. Along with her role as a policy advisor to the government, Sandra contributes her policy expertise on youth transitions, social capital and social innovations through publications, presentations and teaching and serves on editorial, advisory and adjudication committees. Sandra recently received two governmental awards of excellence for policy innovations and for “learning on the edge”. Sandra joined the federal public service in 2001 after pursuing her doctoral education in Urban Studies at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique in Montreal.
Additional Information on the National Forum
Registration & Fees Schedule Location and Timing Where to Stay Just Added: Networking Event
Registration & Fees
Registration: $70 per person (plus applicable taxes) Includes light breakfast, lunch and two coffee breaks
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Location and Timing
O'Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library (5440 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS)
Forum: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm. Networking Event: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm. (Check here again for updates and more details on the networking event)
Where to Stay
A block of rooms have been reserved at the Cambridge Suites Hotel in Halifax at a special rate of $155 per night for September 4th to 6th, 2017.
Mention "Marine People Partner" to receive your discount.
To book call 1(800)565-1263
Just Added: Networking Event
Networking Event: Shuck Seafood and Raw-Bar Restaurant
Please join us after the National Forum for a networking event at the Shuck Seafood and Raw-Bar Restaurant. Light Snacks will be provided as well as a Cash Bar made available. No additional registration required.
Address: 5120 Salter St, Halifax, NS B3J 0A1
Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm
For any questions or concerns, please contact Anna Naylor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Industry Apprenticeship Post Secondary Education K/P to 12 Education
As robust workforce development is key to keeping a thriving marine industry, this panel will focus on where industry leaders see the challenges and successes currently, and where the see the future need. Experts within the industry will share their experiences, and provide insight into future areas of focus for workforce development.
Moderator: Jim Hanlon, CEO, IORE/COVE
Mark Taylor, Shipbuilding And Strategy Manager, Jedi Nb
Joe Hood, Software Product Manager, GeoSpectrum
Captain J.K. Wilson, Canadian Navy
Owen Fitzgerald, Director Of Industry and Government Engagement, Mebons
Sheilagh Murphy, Asst. Deputy Minister, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
Mark Jollymore, Ceo, Amirix/Vemco
Ken Lewenza, Labour
Phil Hart, Vice President, Fleetway Inc/Oceanic Consulting Services
As apprenticeship is a major component for many ocean-related trades, this panel will explore the needs, challenges and opportunities for marine-oriented apprenticeship programs across Canada. It will explore some innovative approaches to teaching and learning that are in practice across the country.
Moderator: Olaf Nielsen, Chair, Trades Development & Special Projects, Camosun College
Sarah Watts-Rynard, Executive Director, Canadian Apprenticeship Forum
Dan Southern, Manager of Talent Management, Seaspan
Dr. Lucy Kanary, Dean of Trades And Technology Programs, Nscc
Marjorie Davison, Chair of the Canadian Council of the Directors of Apprenticeship, CCDA
Tim Edwards, Executive Director, Nova Scotia Boat Builders Association
Rod Bianchini, Industry Training Authority-British Columbia
Cyprian Byron, Director of Trades, Irving Shipyard Inc.
As the current workforce requires a strong STEM background for many roles, this panel will discuss how post secondary institutions are readying their students for entering the workforce with both technical knowledge and the 21st century skills that are needed in the workplaces of today and the future. Panelists will discuss the gaps, and share ideas about best practices and innovative solutions to address these challenges.
Moderator: Cal Gosse, Senior Location Manager, IBM
Keith Brown, Former Vice President International and Aboriginal Affairs and Purdy Crawford Chair In Aboriginal Business Studies
Jon Mikkelsen, Director Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, University Of British Columbia
Don Bureaux, President, NSCC
Catherine Dutton, Head, School of Maritime Studies - Marine Institute
Sara Filbee, Assistant Deputy Minister, Service Canada, Atlantic Region, which is part of Employment and Social Development Canada.
This Panel will discuss the importance of building awareness of ocean careers through ocean education and career literacy programs within and parallel to the k/p-12 school system. Moderated by Dr. Sherry Scully, this panel will address what is being done across the country, what successes are being seen, what challenges we continue to experience, and how this cohort of future workers can best be engaged to consider future careers in oceans industries.
Moderator: Dr. Sherry Scully
Sandra McKenzie, Deputy Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development
Dr. Tamara Franz-Odendaal, NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering - Atlantic Region, and Professor of Biology, MSVU