Future Skills



With the rise of technology,
automating many jobs, globalization, it seems like we're in a period
of very rapid and dynamic change and we're kind of rethinking
the whole nature of work. And we need to deal with
the massive transitions that are happening in the world of work if we're gonna have
a healthy society over the coming decades. So how we used to farm
was a lot of manual labour and the equipment was getting old
and we're dealing with breakdown. So, we were able to build this facility, it's a big technology advancement
compared to how we used to farm and now we're able to do less time choring
and do other work instead, so we're more efficient and
it's just a more humane way to harvest milk. Sensequake is making cities
safer and smarter by combining sensors, AI and data analysis
to perform structural health monitoring and determine the integrity and
natural hazard vulnerability of a structure. More and more,
workplaces are going to need the technologies
that are emerging now and in the future. And having knowledge
of these new technologies is going to be crucial in every sector. Skills development is vital right now. What skills are we embedding
inside of our youth today, in order to service these applications,
service these robots? Where are we giving
that experiential learning? Hopefully
there's growth in the dairy industry. If we were to stay in our old facility,
we wouldn't be able to grow, it would be a lot of labour,
milking fewer cows, and I'd be a last generation farmer. I think that Canada has some
unique opportunities to be successful because of its place in the world,
because of its skilled workforce, the quality of its education system. This opportunity
with Future Skills Council and the Centre, gives us the time and space
to collectively think about how we make the best use of our resources so that we don't find ourselves behind.

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