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Skills and Post-Secondary Education Summit - November 3-5, 2015

The Alberta Students' Executive Council is pleased to partner with The Conference Board of Canada and CAREERS: The Next Generation to bring you the Skills and Post-Secondary Education Summit: Towards a Skills and PSE Strategy for Canada on November 3-5, 2015 in Edmonton, Alberta at a reduced registration fee. 
This three day Summit will explore the future of K-12, post-secondary education, and skills development in Canada—including colleges, universities, apprenticeship, and trades training. As a key stakeholder in the K-12 and PSE systems, your voice at the table is important as we work to advance education and the competition that faces Canada today.
Visit the Conference Board's website to see the full agenda, and follow #cboceducation on Twitter for up-to-date information!
The Summit will focus on six recurring themes:
1.    Developing the Skills and Post-Secondary Education Strategy for Canada—How can we build and maintain a world class PSE system that supplies the highly skilled and educated workforce we need?
2.    Transitioning Students into Careers—How can we enhance skills development, apprenticeship, and trades training for successful transitions into work and careers?
3.    Making Systemic Reforms—Who's doing what to improve the development and deployment of talent at the local, regional, and pan-Canadian levels?
4.    Understanding the "Strategy" in Strategic Investments—What is the objective of Canada's skills and PSE system? Why are we investing the way we are? What are the top priorities for refinement in these investments?
5.    Re-skilling and Up-skilling Under Represented Populations—How can we engage more immigrants, Aboriginals, youth, mature workers, structurally unemployed individuals, people with disabilities, and women in advanced trades and training programs through PSE to increase the supply of workers in Canada?
6.    Connecting Industry Needs, Educational Programs, and Skilled Talent—How can we better connect the key players to make PSE an engine of high performance for our people and economy?
The Conference Board of Canada is working to develop a Skills and PSE Strategy for Canada, and your input is valuable.   Attend the Summit and take part in consultation sessions and share your ideas to help shape the objectives and actions featured in the Strategy. 
Students can register for this event at a discounted rate of $595 to attend the three-day event, or a further discounted rate to attend one or two days.  For more information on student rates, please visit the fees and special offers. 
For other registrations, use Rebate Code PRM19 when registering to secure your rate of $1495—that's $500 in savings. Use the online registration system, or contact Emily Hayward at the Conference Board directly at or 613-526-3090 ext. 393 to complete your registration. Please note that this rate applies to non-registered delegates only. 



For Immediate Release

ACMHI Looks Forward to a Successful Third Year

 October 2015 | Edmonton, Alberta – The third and final year of the Alberta Campus Mental Health Innovation (ACMHI) fund is well underway. So far, 13 students’ associations received $485,000 in mental health support. Students continue to work towards improving the wellness of more than 100,000 post-secondary students in Alberta, fostering resilient leaders for the future through anti-stigma campaigns, awareness workshops, peer-support services, and more. 

With support from Alberta Health and the Alberta Students’ Executive Council (ASEC), ACMHI encourages student-led mental health initiatives that address the continued gap between student needs and available mental health support. “Students’ associations across Alberta are leading on-campus discussion surrounding mental health for the third year,” says Kristen George, ASEC Chair. “ACMHI-funded programs and events continue to succeed and grow in impact because mental health initiatives are created by students, for students.” 

This year, students are hosting innovative initiatives that speak to their student body, and address specific mental health needs on each campus. Students at the Alberta College of Art & Design, for example, are joining the conversation on mental health through art, by participating in the Artist-In-Residence program. Many campuses are implementing Wellness Wednesdays and self-care campaigns to promote positive well-being, and reducing the growing stresses of attending post-secondary through free pet therapy sessions, yoga classes, and massages. Peer support services remain a priority, as more students’ associations implement peer counselling services to combat lengthy wait-times when seeking professional help. 

ACMHI funds and initiatives are facilitating campus environments that are more welcoming, safe, and supportive of students’ mental health. Please see our Year 3 Overview for more information on upcoming mental health initiatives across the province. 


Kristen George, Chair                           Jessica Turowski, ACMHI Project Manager 

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The Alberta Students' Executive Council (ASEC) is a provincial advocacy organization representing the interests of more than 105,000 students. We are a place where students learn, lead and work together to create solutions for Alberta’s post-secondary sector. 

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