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Webinar: Green Skills: Preparing Graduates for a More Sustainable Future

July 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Drawing on our recent research, our session will provide evidence-based recommendations to post-secondary institution leaders and educators on how to meet the surging demand for green skills. Using cutting-edge data sources, we examine the green skills most needed in the labor market, how post-secondary institutions are currently teaching green skills, and what can be done to overcome barriers in green skills education.

Research questions
1. What are the top green skills that employers want in new talent?
2. What actions are post-secondary institutions taking to support the development of green skills in their students?
3. What challenges/barriers are post-secondary institutions facing when it comes to promoting green skills in their students and how can we address them?

As the climate emergency worsens, there is an urgent need to decrease reliance on unsustainable practices and technologies in the workplace. The data from this project, some of which was obtained directly from practitioners’ peers, provides unique insights to post-secondary institutions seeking to enhance green skills uptake and better prepare students for the future of work in a green economy.

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Adam Vanzella Yang, Senior Research Associate, Education & Skills, The Conference Board of Canada

Adam Vanzella Yang is a Senior Research Associate with the Education and Skills team at the Conference Board of Canada (CBoC). In this role, Adam leads various research projects on critical issues facing Canada’s post-secondary education system. Before joining CBoC, Adam was a researcher at the University of Montreal, where he was funded by a Postdoctoral Fellowship from Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Prior to that, he obtained his PhD in Sociology at the University of British Columbia. He has 10 years of experience undertaking research projects. His work has been featured in leading peer-reviewed journals and academic conferences in Canada and internationally.

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