Presented by the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce
How do we prepare young people to thrive in a global society?
How do we prepare students for a role in the world of business when we don’t know what 50% of the businesses will be, and what skills we will need 20 years from now?
The Globe & Mail recently reported (Ian McGugan, Opinion December 30, 2019) that “The gulf between the haves and have-nots is growing – and education is the key.” People with the right skills – learned before Grade 12 – not always in university – are more likely to enjoy secure, well-paid employment in challenging and interesting jobs. The widening divide in the UK and the US are case studies in how a disaffected and underemployed population lose hope in having a better life, and over time, begin to generate strife and instability.
All the while, employers are left to deal with under-educated employees, not well prepared for a career of work that is interesting, evolving, and fulfilling, and contributing to a better society. In Kelowna, SD 23 aims to create students who are:
Literate, Numerate, Life Long Learners, Critical and Creative Thinkers,
Innovators, Collaborators, Contributors, Adaptive,
Resilient, Who look after their personal wellness, KIND
Come have a conversation with Superintendent Kaardal and learn how you can be part of the solution in the Okanagan to labour issues and providing a better life for all residents.