Defining the future of George Brown College ‑ Strategy 2022, Vision 2030

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    Defining the future of George Brown College - Strategy 2022, Vision 2030

    Share your opinions, ideas and questions with us as we prepare to tackle an exciting challenge — one of the most significant questions we’ve faced in our 50-year history: How do we best prepare students for a workforce defined by significant digital shifts and constant change?

    We live in a global economy influenced by factors that are revolutionizing how we work, including changing demographics, geopolitical power shifts, increasing reliance on artificial intelligence (AI) and big data, and a focus on sustainability. This brings exciting new opportunities for entrepreneurship and innovation.

    Strategy 2022 and Vision 2030 timeline

    June – September 2018 – Phase One, Project Plan; September – December 2018 – Phase Two, Discovery; January – March 2019 – Phase Three, Strategy; April – June 2019 -= Phase Four, Activation; June 2019 – Summer 2022 – Phase Five, Management.

    Gathering input from the George Brown community remains a top priority as we plan for the future. We’ve been sharing updates and receiving your feedback in many ways, including:

    • Hosting round table discussions about the George Brown of 2030
    • Initiating student and employee polls
    • Launching a special “strategy” edition of our employee newsletter @gbc
    • Organizing a series of think tanks across the college on important themes and topics

    We’re also preparing to launch a podcast on the future of work featuring conversations with internal and external experts. Stay tuned!

    It's predicted that...

    • 85%
      of jobs in 2030 have not been invented yet. 1
    • 42%
      of Canadian jobs at risk of automation in the next two decades. 2
    • By 2027,
      the majority of workers will be freelance. 3

    Tell us what you think

    Anne Sado, college's president

    We want to hear from our staff, our students, our partners and employers throughout this process.

    Send your thoughts and ideas about our future plans to

    Here are just a few of the game-changing technologies and trends we're considering as we plan for 2022 and beyond:

    • Artificial intelligence
    • Digital literacy
    • The "gig" economy and the push for entrepreneurial action
    • Micro-credentialing

    You can find inspiration in discussion points in the following areas:

    Together we’ll shape a future where our graduates will be adaptable, resilient, entrepreneurial and self-directed, and, perhaps most importantly, lifelong learners.

    Anne Sado
    President, George Brown College


    • 1 The Institute for the Future (IFTF), 2017
    • 2 Brookfield Institute, 2016
    • 3 Upwork, US Freelancers Union 2017

    We’re exploring the future of work in our new podcast Work Shift.