Date : October 19, 2022

Location : Red River College Polytechnic Winnipeg, Manitoba

Event Manager : Riel ree Dion

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October 18, 2022

5:00-6:30 – Canadian Museum for Human Rights tour for interested attendees who arrived the day prior to the event.

October 19, 2022

8:00-8:30 – Arrival of panelists and participants.

8:30-9:00 – Introductory remarks from MC and a speaker

9:00-9:30 – Opening arm-chair discussion with the three co-chairs of the Competitiveness Committee.

9:30 –10:10 – Panel 1 (A): CUSMA Linkages and Regional Economic Development along the I-35 Corridor.

10:10-10:50 – Panel 1 (B): Continuity from Dallas, Mexico City, as well as NASCO reunion:
Trilateral Training/Credential Pilot(s); Value-add of a study/review of the 3 countries’ training and workforce development systems.

10:50-11:00 – Break

11:00-12:20 – Panel 2: Nexus of climate commitments and the workforce development needs of emerging sectors, such as clean tech, as well as efforts to support those most impacted by the transition to a lower carbon economy.

12:20-1:20 – Lunch

1:20-2:40 – Panel 3: Keeping Our Climate Promises: Renewable Energy, Clean Technology and Sustainable transport (e.g., batteries) Industry Perspectives on Workforce Development and how these sectors are impacted by the labour market.

2:40-2:50 – Break

2:50-4:10 – Panel 4: Ensuring women, Indigenous peoples, youth and other underrepresented groups are supported and equipped to succeed in current and future careers, including in fast-growing areas related to the transition to a lower carbon economy.

4:10-4:20 – Closing Remarks

5:00-6:30 – Reception and Tour at Notre Dame Campus (Main Campus)

October 20, 2022

8:00-9:00 – Buffet Breakfast with Competitiveness Committee Delegations from Canada, U.S. and Mexico

9:00-10:00 – Formal Session of CUSMA Competitiveness Committee

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