Polytechnics hold key role in automation revolution

July 13, 2017

“If new studies are to be believed, nearly half of the Canadian labour force is at high risk of automation in the next 10 to 20 years,” writes Polytechnics Canada Senior Policy Analyst Daniel Komesch. “But what does that really mean for today’s – and tomorrow’s – workers?” Komesch urges policy makers and politicians to look to polytechnics, which are strongly involved in Canadian industries and hold key insights into the labour market. “If we are to harness all the talent we have available, it’s time Canada’s policy makers caught up and recognized the important place of polytechnics in the full suite of educational opportunities available to all Canadians,” adds Komesch. Globe and Mail