Guide to Education
A Special Advertising Report - Monday, March 5, 2001
More businesses learning how to teach employees
Companies are adapting to the many changes over the past few years
It's not enough for companies to excel at sales and marketing. Now they also have to be good at providing an education.
If you aren't invested in it, says Lorne Burns, chief human resources officer for KPMG LLP in Toronto, you're in trouble.
Retailers stock up on staffing needs
Canada's leading retailers have finally found an issue on which they can not just agree but agree to join forces.
The issue? Supporting the only undergraduate school in this country that grants degrees in retailing -- Ryerson University's School of Retail Management in Toronto.
Successful careers require liberal approach
Unemployment rates are low and demand for technical skills is high, but is a specialized degree going to guarantee you a solid career? Not necessarily.
Educators and employers alike say that despite the trend toward specialization in certain fields, young people are most likely to profit in today's market by taking an increasingly broad approach to acquiring skills.
Corporate training's new look
Bank of Montreal is giving meaning to lifelong learning for its 33,000 employees
From across a field in Scarborough, Ont., the building looks nothing like a bank. Nor, for that matter, does it resemble a school.
Bank of Montreal's Institute for Learning could easily pass for one of the high-tech research centres that have sprung up in this Toronto suburb. Inside, architect Raymond Moriyama has managed to blend a big, airy atmosphere with an uncanny sense of intimacy.
U.S. recruiters invading Canadian campuses
Job fairs are now must-attend events for U.S. firms in order to snatch up this country's top university grads
It isn't exactly a re-enactment of the War of 1812, but in terms of economic impact, it may come close. U.S. forces are indeed invading Canada again.
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