Building Pathways to Employment Across Canada: the Material Handling 4.0 Initiative (E/SI)

April 27, 2022 | 3:00 - 4:00

Location: Argyle A3
Track: Charting Teaching & Learning

There is a need to redefine skills requirements to address gaps in the material handling sector and remove barriers for underrepresented communities. The Material Handling 4.0 project leverages Mohawk College’s City School initiative to deliver customized industry-driven education and training. Material Handling 4.0 is evaluating efficacy of innovative education and assessment strategies. The project has been scaled across Canada, and represents a partnership between Mohawk College, Vancouver Community College, Red River College Polytechnic and Nova Scotia Community College.

The Material Handling 4.0 program represents an innovative approach to teaching and learning in an employment training and postsecondary access context. Leveraging partnerships with the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council and the American Association of Colleges and Universities, the program embeds 21st Century skills with technical training modules and uses skills-based rubrics as a basis for a micro-credential model. Our presentation will share pan-Canadian experiences of implementing this program and how it has changed out collective approach to upskilling.

Session Speakers

Andrew Lafford

Dean, School of Technology & Environment

Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC)

Kerri Korabelnikov

Dean, School of Education, Arts and Sciences

Red River College Polytech

Natalie Shearer (Moderator)

Manager, Future Skills Partnerships

Mohawk College

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