The Surrey Board of Trade is asking why should business be concerned about investments in Surrey’s education. Surrey is recognized as the fastest growing city in Canada and will be the largest city in BC within a decade. Much of the growth is reflected in a younger population than nearby cities and the potential of development of businesses, manufacturers and industry. A thriving city needs a thriving economy, and that takes investment in a variety of inputs, including an educated workforce.
“I look forward to hearing the questions Surrey businesses will pose to our experts,” said Anita Huberman, CEO of Surrey Board of Trade, “as we all could do with a rationale and continued dialogue on what we need for our business sector and how to prepare our youth for future needs. These dialogues feed into the Surrey Board of Trade's government advocacy policies.”
A panel of experts led by SFU Provost, Dr. Jonathan Driver, will discuss:
1. If we determine that education truly is an investment that benefits the economy, what should our priorities be?
2. What return on investment are we currently receiving in Surrey?
- Dr. Jane Fee, Vice-Provost, Students, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
- Ben Hume, President, Sheppards Building Materials Inc
- Dan Reader, President, Murray Latta Progressive Machine
- Richard Sakaki, Vice President of Human Resources, Mainroad Group
Date: Friday, November 20, 2015
Time: Registration, 7:30 a.m.; Program 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Admission: Free, registration required with firstname.lastname@example.org