CAREER: Own Your Future
Changes in the world of work continue. Automation of jobs involving repetitive tasks is expanding. As an example, the move to driverless haul trucks has begun in earnest in the oil sands and other mining operations. These changes combined with the downturn in the oil and gas sector continue to challenge individuals in their career planning efforts.
The morning conference will look to representatives from government, industry, educational and economic development organizations to help us understand the important trends impacting careers in the Wood Buffalo Region. We will talk about how to use this information in planning and execution of our careers.
COLLABORATE: Indigenous, Industry & Government
It is important to build relationships between Indigenous communities, industry and government as it will enhance the understanding of their traditions and culture which will mutually benefit future partnerships, provide opportunities as well as create potential economic development in the oil sands area.
The afternoon conference will center on strategy and policy to support alliances for productive engagement in the Canadian oil sands.
Morning Conference – CAREER: Own Your Future
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Industry and Regional Panel
- Richard Bucher M.A., CEC, ACC, Optimum Talent
- Amanda Haitas, MBA, MCIP, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
- Brenda Sautner, Keyano College
Afternoon Conference – COLLABORATE: Indigenous, Industry & Government
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
The Importance of Collaboration
- Tamara Giles, COSIA
- Deputy Minister Donavon Young, Government of Alberta
- Matthew Whitehead, Woodland Cree First Nations
3:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Opportunities and Economic Development
- Roni-Sue Moran, IRC Fort McMurray #468 First Nation
- Ryan Pruden, Wapose Emergency Services
- Jordan Nail, Imperial Oil
Conference Producer at dmg::events
Richard Bucher M.A., CEC, ACC
Vice President, Career Transition at Optimum Talent
Associate Director, Industry Relations & Business Development at Metis Nation of Alberta
Executive Director at Oil Sands Community Alliance
Director : Consultation, Lands, and Environment at Woodland Cree First Nations
Director at Mikisew Cree First Nation