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

  • Strategy 2022 / Vision 2030

    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

    Strategy 2022 Path Infographic

    We’re committed to a collaborative and iterative process of visioning, strategy and planning. We’re working to ensure that all facets of George Brown are interconnected and mutually supporting the college strategy.

    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

    This technological transformation, also known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, is happening fast, and as the World Economic Forum notes, "In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before." It’s how we respond to the challenges that come with change that determine our success moving forward.

    And that’s where you come in.

    I want to hear from our staff, our students and our partners throughout this process. Send your thoughts and ideas about our future plans to strategy@georgebrown.ca.

    • How will we prepare our students with the new technological, data and human literacies that Joseph Aoun identifies in Robot-Proof : Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence to enable them to “network with both other people and machines?”
    • How will we expand experiential learning, increase our global presence and evolve our processes and our people to face this future with confidence and enthusiasm?
    • What do we need to do to be prepared and how can George Brown boldly contribute to the future of work, our economy and community well-being?
    • How do we address increased demand for personalized and lifelong learning?

    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

    References

    • 1 The Future Institute, 2017
    • 2 Brookfield Institute, 2016
    • 3 Upwork, US Freelancers Union 2017