Join us for a panel discussion that seeks to answer: How are experiential learning opportunities critical in preparing students to enter the workforce and contribute effectively to the economy?
Economies everywhere are struggling with inflation, labour shortages and supply-chain disruptions. New technologies are proliferating at breakneck speed. The organization of work is undergoing a decisive transformation. More than ever, we need an adaptable, engaged workforce and citizenry to help us through these transitions and beyond.
Experiential learning opportunities enhance students’ formation by providing curated access to people, knowledge and networks that complement but go beyond the boundaries of standard degree learning. Through exposure to different cultures, workplaces and performance expectations, students perform better academically and can make a faster, smoother transition to life after a bachelor’s degree. With hands-on experience and a foot in the door, they’re also more likely to be recruited by organizations and employers.
Guest panelists include: Val Walker, President and CEO of Business and Higher Education Roundtable (BHER); Karna Gupta, Member of the Board of Directors at Export Development Canada; Angela Mondou, President and CEO of TECHNATION; Charles Milliard, PDG, Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec. The panel will be moderated by Graham Carr, President and Vice-Chancellor, Concordia University.