DESIGNING AND DISCOVERING THE FUTURE OF WORK
The goal of FutureReadyNB is to position New Brunswick as a place where students and employers have access to rich learning opportunities and new ways to collaborate with one another. This is accomplished by:
- Providing students with on-the-job experiences with provincial employers prior to graduation from high school or university
- Strengthening the job readiness of students in positions related to their field of study
- Supporting growth, recruitment, and talent retention for New Brunswick employers
- Helping remove financial barriers to labour market participation and hiring
FutureReadyNB helps students learn about the working world and supports employers looking for new employees with relevant skills and educations. When students and employers work together to design how work should look, everyone becomes a little more FutureReady.
WHAT IS EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION?
Experiential education is the process of learning by doing. It works like this – students apply skills and concepts from their university studies to new experiences, while employers provide mentorship and feedback to help those students strengthen their skills, develop new ones and orient themselves toward the future. When they return to school, students bring those experiences back into the classroom, leading to a richer and more robust learning atmosphere and a greater chance of success in the labour market later on.