Spotlight on the Future of Work

Monday, April 15, 2019

Preparing our Workforce and our Youth

In the age of AI, automation and tech disruption across every sector of our present and future economies, the future of work is a crucial consideration for governments, employers, employees, students and our youth alike – it impacts us all. This Spotlight explores the factors that are combining to drastically change how employers select and train their employees, how students and the workforce must embrace lifelong learning, how our educational institutions must approach work-integrated learning, and what roles our governments must play to direct our collective approach to the future of employing, employment and employability.

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“Retaining long-term employees is key. It’s difficult to do, but we’ve done it in Spruce Grove.”

Jack Seguin, Owner, Alberta Precast Products


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“The City has the space we need—store frontage with lots of traffic and warehouse space.”

Rik Kaminsky, Co-Owner and CEO, Solaré Canada Inc.


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“We chose Spruce Grove because it had the best real estate prices in the area compared to other industrial parks.”

Tim Martin, General Manager, Cross Country Infrastructure Services Canada Inc.


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“In Spruce Grove we have everything in the way of retail businesses, excellent schools and first-class sport facilities all right here.” 

Braven Blackwell, President, Seljax


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“Locating in Spruce Grove is prime for us.  We need to be centrally located in the province to reach our customers and move our products.”  

Anthony Worbeck, Sales Director, ACKT Industries


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“The feeling of home and family orientated culture has allowed us to retain our most valuable asset, our people.”

Neil Matheson, CFO, Thompson Construction Group