June 5, 2006

Skills and labour shortages – Part 2

Calgary, Alberta

Widespread skills and labour shortages are undermining the ability of Alberta companies to compete globally, as well as posing a serious threat to the Alberta economy. An aging workforce, rapid technological change, insufficient investment in education and training are just some of the causes. Understanding the key features of those companies who are meeting these challenges and prospering is the basis of this forum. It is also the basis of Alberta's long-term economic prosperity and strong, vibrant and cohesive communities.

Part 1 of this forum examined ways for business to access pools of talent typically overlooked. These traditional groups include new immigrants, aboriginal peoples, women, youth, seniors and people with disabilities. The present forum addresses 'collaborative models of success'.

The fgl society brings together a diverse, uniquely positioned group of presenters representing various stakeholder groups. We focus on local and national collaborative initiatives to address the current and future skills and labour shortages. These initiatives can be emulated by any group facing labour shortages. All that is required is the same quality of vision, leadership, imagination and will.

Learn how your company or organisation can utilise the knowledge of these partnerships to recruit, develop and retain a competitive workforce - the only truly long-term competitive advantage and the key to your future success.

Speakers

Morning

Sharon Carry, President and CEO

Bow Valley College

Calgary, Alberta

Ed Murphy, General Manager

Diversified Staffing Services

Calgary, Alberta

Joseph Longo

Vice President

Crape Geomatic Corporation

Calgary, Alberta

Edie Williams

People & Knowledge Lead

Crape Geomatics Corporation

Calgary, Alberta

Josh Levac

Crape Geomatics Corporation

Calgary, Alberta