Canada's comparative advantage should rest in our education system, where we can educate the next generation of innovators. While other countries adapt to the changing landscape, our educators have remained complacent, looking to government to lead the way on innovation.”
“With more than two million students enrolled in Canadian postsecondary institutions every year, our university and college campuses have a far greater opportunity to spur innovation than any government program.”
“To compete, our graduates need skills formed in the latest technology programs, which means that universities and colleges need to update their course material and delivery.”
“ We should also subsidize the cost of postsecondary programs that are in highest demand by technology companies. We talk about the need for more engineers and more technical talent, while the price of these degrees is among the most expensive on our campuses. This logic would be dismissed by any student in first-year microeconomics.”
Jeffrey Doucet, Co-founder and chief executive officer of CareerJSM
Instead of funding startups, educate a startup work force, Globe and Mail. September 2, 2016.