Reminder – North Superior Workforce Planning Board Hosting Dr. Rick Miner


THUNDER BAY – Are you concerned about the future of employment in Ontario? North Superior Workforce Planning Board will host Dr. Rick Miner, author of “People Without Jobs: Jobs Without People: Ontario’s Labour Market Future” as the keynote speaker on Thursday, January 20, 2011, 6:00 p.m. at the Valhalla Inn. The North Superior Workforce Planning Board in partnership with the Ontario Literacy Coalition, Literacy Northwest, the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce, the Northwestern Ontario Chambers of Commerce, Human Resources Skills Development Canada and Employment Ontario, are pleased to bring Dr. Miner to Thunder Bay.

Dr. Rick Miner, Seneca College’s President Emeritus, is Past Chair of the Committee of Presidents of Ontario Colleges.

Dr. Miner works closely with various federal government departments on issues that impact on immigration, the skills shortage, innovation and commercialization. In 2008, Dr. Miner was appointed by Federal and Provincial Labour Ministers to serve on a five person panel to recommend improvements to Canada’s Labour Market Information System.

John MacLaughlin, Manager of the Ontario Literacy Coalition (OLC) in Toronto, will also be speaking at this event. John manages the OLC’s projects in the areas of the new Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum, Workplace Literacy and Essential Skills, and Family Literacy. Using Literacy and Essential Skills training, the OLC is helping companies overcome impediments to growth including helping employees adapt to new and innovative technologies and procedures.

North Superior Workforce Planning Board Executive Director Marg Scott noted that “The partners in this event are honoured to have Dr. Miner and John MacLaughlin meet a Thunder Bay and region audience in order to share insights into Ontario’s labour market future.”

Date: Thursday, January 20, 2011

Place: Valhalla Inn Ballroom

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Registration: $35 (HST included)