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Rethinking skills training for the 21st century by Algonquin College Corporate Training

November 25, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


The future of work is change: a continual process of transformation driven by technological advances, demographic shifts and intensifying competition.

Keeping up with that change requires innovation and an entrepreneurial mindset. It demands a willingness to do things differently, to adapt to shifting conditions and tackle challenges head-on.

The Future of Work Speaker Series is designed to help leaders in organizations of all kinds understand the shifting landscape and optimize their workplaces for the dynamic world of tomorrow’s work.


Sunil Johal

Our next Future of Work Speaker is Sunil Johal from the Public Policy Forum.

When: Wed., Nov 25, 12 – 1 p.m. eastern
Rethinking skills training for the 21st Century

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The skills required to succeed in the workplace today are changing rapidly. Workers who are aged fifty plus can still remember a time where their jobs did not involve using the internet, while those joining the workforce today do not know a time before Facebook.

This time of dramatic change is coinciding with a decrease in the amount most employers are investing in employee training.

In our next Future of Work event, Sunil Johal, Fellow at the Public Policy Forum, will discuss the drivers of reskilling and change in the world of work, and look at how employers and policy makers can prepare themselves and their workforce.


Sunil Johal is a Fellow with the Public Policy Forum, and is alo responsible for economic development with the City of Toronto as the Director of Business Growth Services. He leads a team of 50 professionals working to drive business activity, attract investment and support entrepreneurship locally, nationally and internationally.

From 2012 to 2019 he was Policy Director at the University of Toronto’s Mowat Centre. He is frequently invited to advise governments and international organizations about disruptive technologies and regulatory and policy issues. In February 2019, he was named Chair of the Expert Panel on Modern Labour Standards by the federal Minister of Labour.

Before joining the University of Toronto in 2012, Sunil held senior executive and policy roles with a range of federal and provincial departments. He joined the federal civil service through the Recruitment of Policy Leaders initiative in 2003.

Sunil is regularly asked to speak about the future of work, technology and social policy at conferences in Canada and abroad. He has contributed expert commentary and advice on policy issues to a range of organizations and media outlets, including the G-20, World Economic Forum, Brookings Institution, Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, CBC Radio and Television, The Washington Post, The Guardian and the OECD.

He is a member of Service Canada’s Service Advisory Committee, the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Future of Work in the Global South initiative and the board of directors of the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council. He holds degrees from the London School of Economics, Osgoode Hall Law School and the University of Western Ontario.


November 25, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm