28 January 2011

Generation Y and the innovation economy

George Brown College President Anne Sado was joined at the Toronto Board of Trade yesterday by OCE CEO Tom Corr and Wind Mobile CEO Anthony Lacavera, to discuss the results of a recent study on Generation Y and the knowledge economy. The study, commissioned by George Brown College and conducted by Leger Marketing, offers interesting insights into a mismatch of expectations between Gen Y students and employers. There is much to be learned about aligning these expectations. Education is key to the diffusion of innovation. A key focus for us is on the development of what we call innovation literacy: communication skills, teamwork and the ability to develop ideas. And speaking of ideas, here's a short video on Where good ideas come from. It's worth a watch.

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