A series of three day-long seminars on the future of work will help people take advantage of the opportunities developing in Medicine Hat says Sean Blewett, general manager of Community Futures Entre-Corp,
“Not only does our future hold more jobs, we can expect to see different types of work. At the same
time, the attitudes and expectations of employees and employers alike are undergoing changes.”
“With all this change on the horizon, we feel this is an excellent time to provide opportunities for
community members to learn about the future of work,” he says.
Blewett explains that the partner organizations of
the APEX Regional Innovation Network – with the support of Alberta Labour – are presenting three
sessions through the fall.
The agenda for each event is similar. A keynote will speak to the future of work, while industry experts
will drill down into the new industries and jobs in the region.
“Our first event will happen on September 20 at MHC,” Blewett explains. “Linda Nazareth, an
economist, author, and futurist will join us for a talk titled, “Work is not a Place”.” That will be followed
by an overview of the cryptocurrency and block chain industry, and an introduction to Hut 8 Mining
Corp, one of the Hat’s new corporate citizens. An afternoon panel discussion will allow the experts to
address questions from the audience.
The second event in the series, on October 25, will focus on cannabis production and Aurora Cannabis,
with the third session on November 29 addressing renewable energy.
“Our events are designed to raise awareness and encourage business and community members to
consider the impacts of rapid technology on the region's workforce and to help prepare employers and
workers for the jobs of tomorrow,” Blewett says.
“This will be time well spent for anyone thinking about our future workplace and economy.”
Information on all three sessions is available at www.apexalberta.ca