ACA College Transformation through Partnerships and Innovation (E/SI)

April 26, 2022 | 12:45 - 1:45

Location: Room 109
Track: Steering Innovation

In a project spearheaded by Atlantic Colleges Atlantique (ACA), specific labour shortages and skills gaps in priority sectors in Atlantic Canada were targeted. With financial support from the Future Skills Centre, and the leveraged findings from Human Centred Design Research it became a reality.

ACA and their 7 partner colleges prepare more than 60,000 Atlantic Canadians annually for opportunities in our economy. Across Atlantic Canada, various sectors are heavily impacted by labour shortages and in dire-need of skilled workers. Meanwhile, members of equity seeking groups, especially youth, mid-career workers and New-Canadians are underemployed.

In response, colleges in the Atlantic Region leveraged results to advance a collaborative vision built on innovation and equity to transform the college system. Through a virtual Innovation Centre and a series of cutting-edge pilot projects that form the College Transformation des Collèges initiative, member colleges will engage with partners to design, deliver and evaluate high-impact innovations.

Session Speakers

Byron James

Executive Director

Atlantic Colleges Atlantique (ACA)

Nadine Thébeau

Director, Innovation Centre

Atlantic Colleges Atlantique (ACA)

Natalie Mitton

Vice-President Academic Applied Research and ACA Vice-Presidents Academic Atlantic Committee Chair

Holland College

Shelly Kelly

ACA Curriculum Deisgn Project Specialist

Atlantic Colleges Atlantique (ACA)