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Training Tomorrow’s Workforce Today. Dr. Sam Shaw President and CEO February 15, 2007. Agenda. Labour Outlook Supply for Skilled Labour Strategies. Alberta’s Economy. Alberta’s Economy is Leading the Nation high energy prices strong investment robust consumer spending.

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Training Tomorrow’s Workforce Today

Dr. Sam Shaw

President and CEO

February 15, 2007

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Agenda

  • Labour Outlook
  • Supply for Skilled Labour
  • Strategies
alberta s economy
Alberta’s Economy
  • Alberta’s Economy is Leading the Nation
  • high energy prices
  • strong investment
  • robust consumer spending
  • Inventory of Major Alberta Projects
  • Approximately $149 billion in major projects
  • scheduled as of November 2006
alberta employment
Alberta Employment
  • Job Growth
  • Over the past year, Alberta has seen the growth of
  • 102,000 jobs
  • Accounts for 39.2% of the growth in Canada’s
  • employment
occupational outlook
Occupational Outlook
  • Labour Forecast
  • By 2015, new jobs will exceed new workers by
  • approximately 100,000
  • By 2025, Alberta will have an implied labour
  • shortage of approximately 332,000
skills shortage canada
Skills Shortage – Canada
  • By 2025, Canada will face a skilled labour force deficit of 1.2 million people.
    • Conference Board of Canada
skills shortage canada1
Skills Shortage – Canada
  • 56% of firms were forced to hire people
  • who weren't suitable
  • another 30% had forgone business
  • opportunities because of insufficient
  • labour supply.

Canadian Federation of Independent Business

workforce of 2015
Workforce of 2015
  • Workforce
  • More than half of the workforce of 2015 is
  • already in the labour market.
    • Knowledge Matters: Skills and Learning for Canadians
canadian demographics
Canadian Demographics
  • By 2025, more than 20 per cent of the
  • population will be over age 65
    • - double the proportion of 1980
  • Average retirement age in Canada fell from
  • 65 in 1976 to 61 in 2005
    • The Conference Board of Canada
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Growth Rate

World population Growth Rate: 1950-2050

Echo

Boom

Bust

Bust

changing education requirements
Changing Education Requirements
  • The majority of new jobs require higher skill levels
  • By 2013, 64% of all new jobs created in Canada will require some level of advanced education

Understanding Alberta’s Labour Force

2005

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Aboriginal Population

  • The Aboriginal population is the fastest growing
  • segment in Canada
  • Labour force participation is lower among
  • Aboriginal persons as compared to non-Aboriginal
  • persons

Understanding Alberta’s Labour Force

2005

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Unemployment Rates

On average, unemployment rates for Aboriginal people 2.5 times higher than for non-Aboriginal people

(April 2004 – March 2005)

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Employment Rates

  • Employment rate for Aboriginal people aged 25 to 64 who had finishedpost-secondary education was 82.5% compared to 83.5% for non-Aboriginal persons.
immigrants
Immigrants
  • Rural Canadadoes not attract immigrants in proportion with its population
    • Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver are preferred destinations (75% of immigration pool)
  • Alberta represents 10% of Canada’s population yet only attracts 7.8% of foreign newcomers

Understanding Alberta’s Labour Force

2005

interprovincial migration
Interprovincial Migration
  • Record year – net interprovincial migration to Alberta totaled 57,105 between July 1, 2005 and July 1, 2006
    • Previous record was 46,000 set in 1980/1981
  • Every other province except BC had a net loss

Edmonton Journal

September 28, 2006

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Real Issue?

  • People
  • People
  • People
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Overview of NAIT

Alberta’s third largest post-secondary institution

Offer over 200 programs

$249 M operating budget

Employer of more than 3,000 dedicated staff

Serve approximately 72,000 customers each year

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Overview of NAIT

NAIT International

  • Active in 23 countries
  • Currently serving 1,400 international students onsite from 60 plus countries
  • More than 127,000 Alumni worldwide
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Overview of NAIT

Campus Locations

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Overview of NAIT

School of Business

Largest business school in western Canada

at diploma level

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Overview of NAIT

NAIT Apprenticeship

Largest apprenticeship trainer

in Canada

  • 36 apprenticeship programs

- sole source for 15

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Overview of NAIT

Bachelor Degree Submissions

  • Bachelor of Business Enterprise
  • Bachelor of Technology
  • - Applied Science and Engineering Technologies
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Meeting the Skills Shortage Demand

  • Developing Human Capital
  • Creative Delivery Models
  • Increasing Capacity
  • Partnerships
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An initiative bringing more women into technology careers.

1. Developing Human Capital

Women in Technology

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1. Developing Human Capital

  • Aboriginal Initiatives
  • The Aboriginal Student Centre
  • Aboriginal Programming
  • Aboriginal Scholarships
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2. Creative Delivery Models

NAIT in Motion

Mobile Education Units providing training when and where it is needed.

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2. Creative Delivery Models

  • NAIT DATE
  • Distance Apprenticeship Training& Education
  • The application of videoconference
  • technology that allows NAIT to deliver
  • trades training to apprentice students
  • in their home communities.
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2. Creative Delivery Models

Other initiatives…

Learn online to teach online

Electronics and Heavy Duty Mechanical Maintenance program combining distance delivery with onsite training.

Taught completely online, utilizing WebCT technology

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3. Increasing Capacity

$1 Billion Campus Expansion Plan

  • consolidates NAIT’s eight Edmonton-area operations
  • into two main sites
  • will increase NAIT’s annual training capacity by
  • nearly 50% to 108,000 students
4 partnerships
4. Partnerships
  • On Labour
  • “Industries, training centres and governments must work together to find a solution to the labour shortage.”
        • Larry Millington
        • Owner, Hranco Industries Ltd.
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Q & A