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Wednesday, January 27 • 13:00 - 14:00
When Training Works – In a Pandemic

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ACESS Employment, Building Up, Elevate Plus Manufacturing and NPOWER Canada share key characteristics of innovative workforce program design, described in Metcalf Foundation’s recent report, When Training Works: Promising Workforce Development Practices. Join us as each organization shares how they have adapted their workforce strategies under COVID-19.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Innovative workforce program design characteristics
  • Pandemic adaptation of community-based workforce strategy
  • Four workforce organization profiles

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Sue Sadler

Senior Vice-President of Services and Program Innovation, ACCES Employment
Sue Sadler is Senior Vice-President of Services and Program Innovation at ACCES Employment, specializing in the design and impact measurement of workforce development programming. She also developed MyPlan, a career pathway process for jobseekers.
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Andrew Reddin

Chief Development Officer, NPower Canada
Andrew Reddin, CDO, oversees programming, employer engagement and partnership development. He has over10 years of experience in workforce development, previously working with ACCES Employment, the Centre for Education and Training and Social Capital Partners.
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Adriana Beemans

Inclusive Local Economies Program Director, Metcalf Foundation
Adriana Beemans is the Inclusive Local Economies Program Director at the Metcalf Foundation. Since 2012 she has been responsible for the program’s grant-making, innovation fellowships and capacity-building initiative Toronto Sector Skills Academy.
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Marc Soberano

Founder and Executive Director, Building Up
Marc Soberano is the Founder and Executive Director of Building Up as well as the Executive Director of Raising the Roof, a national homelessness prevention charity.
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Mike Hewitt

Manufacturing Resource Centre Co-ordinator, Quinte Economic Development Commission
Mike Hewitt is the Manufacturing Resource Centre Co-ordinator for the Quinte Economic Development Commission. Mike works in regional economic development and administers the Elevate Plus Manufacturing SAO project.


Wednesday January 27, 2021 13:00 - 14:00 EST