Dave McKay is president and CEO of Royal Bank of Canada.
On Vancouver Island, TimberWest is searching for foresters who can harvest data as well as trees. In Alberta, Suncor is working with First Nations peoples to build a new pipeline of talent, with aboriginal youth who can work with new technologies such as self-driving trucks. And in Toronto, Saint Elizabeth Health Care is looking to advance digital and communications skills to assist patients where they want – in their homes or remotely.
Across the country, we're seeing Canadians and Canadian companies embrace the next generation of technology like never before. Unfortunately, the way we go about educating and employing the next generation of Canadians isn't keeping pace.