Ignite a generation of innovators
This article was originally written and submitted as part of a Canada 150 Project, the Innovation Storybook, to crowdsource stories of Canadian innovation with partners across Canada. The content has since been migrated to Ingenium’s Channel, a digital hub featuring curated content related to science, technology and innovation.
Did you know that 70% of top jobs in Canada today require STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills but less than half of Canadian high school students graduate with senior level science and math courses? In fact, only one in five graduate with the prerequisites to pursue engineering.*
This year, Canadians are witnessing a historic milestone as our nation turns 150. It is a time to celebrate, reflect and look towards the future – what challenges will tomorrow bring, and how will education help future generations attain success in a rapidly changing world where many jobs will require a background in technology and science?
Canada 2067 is a bold new nation-building initiative that is bringing Canadians together to develop a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) learning framework. It calls on all Canadians to join a conversation on STEM education by visiting https://canada2067.ca/en/have-your-say/ and filling out an online questionnaire.
Through this initiative, Canadians will contribute to a STEM learning framework for the next 50 years – a framework that will help evolve and strengthen Canada’s education model for the 21st century. Together we will develop a shared vision and align efforts to ensure all youth benefit from a strengthened education system.
The future promises many global challenges, and we must prepare Canadian youth to meet them head on. Help Canada 2067 ensure students have the education system they need to become the next generation of innovators, critical thinkers and problem solvers.
Canada 2067 is presented by Let’s Talk Science and made possible by Amgen Canada, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Trottier Family Foundation and 3M Canada. For more information, visit http://canada2067.ca.
*Spotlight on Science Learning: The High Cost of Dropping Science and Math, http://www.letstalkscience.ca/images/Research/2013/SpotlightOnScienceLea...
Canada 2067 is engaging Canadians to collaboratively develop and implement an innovative framework for learning for the next 50 years. Working together we can inspire and nurture the innovators, entrepreneurs, discoverers and citizens we need to power Canada’s future.