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Tuesday, January 25 • 11:00 - 11:45
Digitizing Collaboration: LinkedIn‚ Partnership with Workforce Development Sector

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The pandemic has tested this sector in unique ways, requiring unique solutions to meet jobseekers and employers in an increasingly virtual space. To enhance practitioner capacity, First Work partnered with LinkedIn, providing access to LinkedIn Learning, Recruiter and Talent Insights. This presentation overviews the utilization of this platform to supplement programming, while increasing digitization and professionalization of the sector.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Impacts of learning platform on client retention and motivation    
  • Impacts of LinkedIn digital tool integration into service delivery    
  • Impacts of platform utilization on sector talent pipeline

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Jake Hirsch-Allen

North America PPP, Workforce Development and Skills Lead, LinkedIn, Canadian Council on Youth Prosperity, ICTC
Jake Hirsh-Allen manages LinkedIn Learning's relationships with North America's governments in relation to workforce development and higher education systems. Jake is a Director on the Boards of the Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity, Information and Communications Technology Council... Read More →
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Akosua Alagaratnam

Executive Director, First Work
With over six years of experience in government and seven years as board representative for the Region of Peel Women's Centre, Akosua Alagaratnam is an established driver of effective policy-making, communications, government affairs and community engagement.

Derrick An

Manager, Projects and Strategic Initiatives, First Work
With over 10 years of public, not-for-profit and charity experience, Derrick An approaches his work with a firm understanding of the challenges intrapreneurs and organization leaders face when creating systemic change and leading with identity first.

Tuesday January 25, 2022 11:00 - 11:45 EST