18 January 2012

Innovation literacy: key driver of productivity

A recent survey by the Ontario Ministry of Trades, Colleges and Universities indicates that job growth will favour college graduates over university graduates. These numbers are skewed somewhat given that colleges and polytechnics also offer degrees. The point here is that education is a key driver for future job and productivity growth. Another recent story on innovation literacy shows the extent to which both colleges and universities are promoting innovation and entrepreneurship as central to the innovation economy. Over the past few years GBC has promoted innovation literacy as a core outcome for our students engaged in applied research with our partners; it is nice to see this turned into a meme. The language of innovation, and the literacies attendant on it, is important for not just our students and graduates, but also our industry more generally across the country. Future-proofing our economy requires us to promote and understand innovation as a essential skill.

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