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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Bridging Expectations: 'Y' Connecting Aspirations is Key

In July, the McKinsey Global Institute published what it believes to be five game changers for the US economy: opportunities which will leverage economic growth and renewal. Being a graduate not too long ago (and a Gen Yer to give context for my thoughts that follow) one game changer caught my eye—a more effective system of talent development.

While McKinsey describes this opportunity in the context of the US economy, I feel it’s very relevant to us here in Canada. The authors say, “building the skills that lead to readiness for employment, career progress, and the ability to innovate is critical to America’s economic future.” At the root of it all, there seems to a disconnect in expectations when it comes to career development.

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Asia Pacific Gateway Skills Table wishes to acknowledge the funding support from the Sector Council Program, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada and the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative led by Transport Canada.