MABE Luncheon - Northern Manitoba Economy in Transition
Northern Manitoba continues to grow, and transition is playing a large part. What is working, what has not worked, and how can northern Manitoba employers retain employees, volunteers and residents?
Doug Lauvstad, President, University College of the North
Northern Manitoba’s economy is in a state of flux. Main industries include mining, forestry, tourism, transportation and community services. As current hydro-electric developments come to a close, new economic, employment and development opportunities need to be discovered.
Within Manitoba’s north there is a vibrant, skilled and largely untapped Indigenous labour force. While training requirements are a reality, a co-ordintated system of educational supports has been established and progress occurs. However, further investments in infrastructure – both for transportation and information sharing – remain crucial in the pursuit of success.
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Doug Lauvstad was appointed as the President and Vice-Chancellor of the University College of the North (UCN) in June 2017. UCN has two main campus locations in Thompson and The Pas, along with twelve regional centers throughout Manitoba. UCN offers certificate, diploma and degree programs in three main faculties; Education, Arts, Business, Science and Health and a College of Trades and Technology.
Prior to his role at UCN, Doug was the Executive Director of the Northern Manitoba Sector Council, representing many of the region’s largest industrial sectors, including mining, forestry and energy. Doug has dedicated his career to building a world-class workforce and developing economic partnerships in northern Manitoba.
Location: Winnipeg Winter Club, //www.google.com/maps/preview/place/Winnipeg+Winter+Clubemail@example.com,-97.1366453,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xb6363645c1187ef2">200 River Ave, Winnipeg
Time: 12:00PM to 1:30PM
Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Cost: $20 members, $25 non-members
Please register by February 18, 2019.
|Location Winnipeg Winter Club
200 River Ave