ERIC Number: ED402969
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Developing International Competitiveness on a Broad Front: Country Needs and a College Response.
This two-part report explains the economic importance of international trade to the Canadian economy and reviews responses taken by Ontario's Confederation College to the threats and opportunities posed by economic globalization. The first part traces Canada's economic evolution over the past 50 years; summarizes post-World War II global economic growth; discusses the challenges and opportunities presented by Canada's role in the new global economy; explains Canada's need to focus on trade; and identifies how community colleges can assist at the local, regional, and national level to respond to the global economic challenge. The second part of the report presents information on Confederation College (northwestern Ontario) and its service area and explains how the college globalized its curriculum in response to economic changes, such as a 1990 recession, and growing government support for export. This section also details the following elements of the college's response to the new global economy: (1) the creation of awareness and understanding of export-import, international issues, and global economic developments; (2) the development of related education and training programs; (3) the establishment of a library of resources; (4) the development of international linkages; (5) international projects; (6) international business development; and (7) support of international initiatives of other economic stakeholders, such as local mayors or national business associations. Finally, a summary of benefits from the college's international activities is provided. (TGI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Confederation Coll. of Applied Arts and Technology, Thunder Bay (Ontario). Centre of Entrepreneurship for the Northwest.
Identifiers - Location: Canada