Health care students receive scholarships

The Dr. Stewart Holmes Scholarship Fund hands out awards each year to students from communities in the retired physician’s area

Health care students receive scholarshipsKenneth Brown of The Crossroads A total of seven health care students from the west central region have received Dr. Stewart Holmes Scholarships after an annual event this past weekend. The 33rd annual Scholarship Tea was held on Nov. 17 at the former Eston Medical Clinic building. This year’s recipients are from Eston, Eatonia, Elrose,…

More education needed to prepare youth for jobs of today

A CFIB report recommends that high schools and post-secondary institutions collaborate with the business community

More education needed to prepare youth for jobs of todayA new report by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business says high schools don’t adequately prepare students for the jobs of today and that’s hurting small businesses in Canada, which are facing record-high job vacancy rates and ongoing labour shortages in certain sectors. At the same time, youth unemployment rates in Canada are much higher…

Haskayne School of Business launching program to help jump-start careers

Program targeted to recent non-business graduates with no more than two years of work experience

Haskayne School of Business launching program to help jump-start careersThe Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary is launching a management program to help non-business graduates jump-start their careers. The Haskayne Master of Management provides an immersive 10-month experience in solving business problems with students gaining knowledge in accounting, finance, human resources, marketing, operations, strategy and entrepreneurship along the way. The school said…

The need to nurture a skills economy

We can’t talk about the future of work without also talking about the future of education

The need to nurture a skills economyBy Nobina Robinson and Daniel Komesch Polytechnics Canada  When leaders of the world’s seven most advanced economies meet on June 8 and 9 in Charlevoix, Que., the top-line agenda item will be preparing for the jobs of the future. What exactly does this agenda item mean for the Canadian workers, students and employers? The proliferation…

Four reasons to choose an MBA for your postgrad education

An MBA degree is the perfect postgraduate study option for anybody looking to break into the business industry

Four reasons to choose an MBA for your postgrad educationToday, there is a huge choice of career options to consider along with a wide field of educated people to compete against for the various positions available. With so many different career choices to consider, choosing the right postgrad program is an essential for anybody looking to embark on their professional pathway. However, this can…

The personal quest for knowledge should never end

Curiosity is the one human attribute that should always be indulged and stimulated

The personal quest for knowledge should never endNow that the kids are settled in school, it’s time to think of the rest of us. The calendar tells us that January is the start of a new year but it’s really fall that offers the best chance for a fresh start. That’s especially true when it comes to education. For anyone who considered…