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I am pleased to launch Alberta 2030: Building Skills for Jobs, a comprehensive review and analysis of Alberta’s post-secondary system. This review will focus on building stronger outcomes for our students. Alberta’s Recovery Plan is an ambitious plan to build, diversify and create jobs and the strongest possible post-secondary system is critical to the success of Alberta’s Recovery.
A rapidly changing global economy requires us to strengthen graduate outcomes. We must do everything we can to ensure that Alberta’s youth develop the skills, knowledge and competencies they need to pursue successful and rewarding careers in today’s economy. Against the backdrop of an impending fiscal crisis, a growing skills gap, a shortage of skilled workers and enrolment pressures, a new vision for higher education is needed.
In the coming months, Alberta’s government and the Ministry of Advanced Education will conduct over 100 one-on-one interviews with student leaders, faculty members and post-secondary leaders and host 20-25 roundtable discussion, 6-8 town halls and one concluding post-secondary summit.
It is essential that this new vision be built with extensive consultation and I want to invite you to participate in this process, which is why we have designed an online portal where you can share your views and feedback with us.
Alberta 2030: Building Skills for Jobs is a priority initiative for Alberta’s government, and is central to Alberta’s Recovery Plan. By working together we can build a stronger system and give our youth the skills, knowledge and competencies they need in a modern and diverse economy.