Report on a Series of Regional Roundtables
Authors: Ron Saunders
The Work and Learning Knowledge Centre (WLKC) of the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) partnered with Canadian Policy Research Networks (CPRN) to convene a series of roundtables — in Toronto, Halifax, Yellowknife and Edmonton — on employer investment in workplace learning, involving senior government officials and senior representatives from business, labour, colleges/universities, Aboriginal organizations and NGOs from a particular province, territory or
The goal of the roundtables was to identify practical steps to ensure that the quantity and quality of workplace learning in Canada matches the needs of the economy and maximizes the potential of Canadian workers. About 120 people participated in the four roundtables. This report provides highlights of these discussions, noting common themes as well as regional differences in the issues and in the proposals for action.
Separate reports offering more details about the discussion at each of the roundtables are available by going to http://www.ccl-cca.ca/CCL/Reports/OtherReports/20080403RoundtableRptEmployerInvestmentinWorkplaceLearning.html.