Purpose of consultation
Alberta's government is pleased to invite your formal participation in Alberta 2030: Building Skills for Jobs, by submitting this workbook.
Alberta’s government is focused on building stronger connections between education and employment, as part of Alberta’s economic relaunch and to build pathways to long-term prosperity. A rapidly changing global economy requires us to assess how we are performing in the global context and how we come together to improve lifelong adult education, skills development, research and commercialization.
We must do everything we can to ensure that Albertans develop the skills, knowledge and competencies they need to pursue successful and rewarding careers in the economy of today and tomorrow. Against the backdrop of longer-term and shorter-term COVID related fiscal challenges, growing education and skills gaps, a shortage of skilled workers and enrolment pressures, a new vision for advanced education is needed.
As a place to start the conversation, the Minister of Advanced Education has identified six key objectives for Alberta 2030:
- Develop highly-skilled and globally competitive graduates;
- Create a more efficient post-secondary system, by bringing costs down and removing duplication;
- Strengthen post-secondary participation and accommodate growing enrolment demands;
- Strengthen the commercialization of research;
- Explore the most effective governance model to achieve these aims; and,
- Strengthen the role of post-secondary institutions in the development of a higher performing innovation ecosystem
Please feel free to adapt the questions in this workbook, by adding to, expanding on, or bypassing the questions depending on your area of interest or the knowledge and experience of the group you are facilitating.
Based on your experience, please answer as best you can, and if possible, give examples with your answers.