October 2, 2020
The Government of Alberta is conducting a comprehensive, system-wide review of Alberta’s post-secondary system called Alberta 2030: Building Skills for Jobs Post-Secondary System Review (or AB2030). This review will shape the future vision for the Alberta’s post-secondary education system and it aims to transform the post-secondary sector in Alberta to provide high quality education, meet current and future labour market demands, and drive innovation to make Alberta competitive in the 21st century global economy.
The GSA is involved in AB2030 directly and through the Alberta Graduate Provincial Advocacy Council (ab-GPAC). Ab-GPAC is actively participating in interviews, roundtable discussions on creating a more efficient system. Even though graduate students don’t have a representation on the guiding coalition that oversees the AB2030 process, ab-GPAC is working closely with other student leaders in the province to ensure the graduate perspective is well-reflected at the guiding coalition table. Moving forward, ab-GPAC will continue to push for graduate representation at all stakeholder engagement events, especially at the upcoming townhalls and summit. Graduate students are highly encouraged to participate directly through the Student Consultation Survey: https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/opinio6/s?s=AEStudent to provide input for AB2030 and shape the future vision of the provincial post-secondary system.
Read the letter below to learn the highlights of the work ab-GPAC has done, and will continue to do, in the AB2030.
Read the full letter HERE