Carolyn Hepburn

Carolyn Hepburn

Dean, School of Indigenous Studies & Academic Upgrading, Sault College of Applied Arts & Technology

A proud member of Fort Albany First Nation, Carolyn first joined Sault College located in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario in 1999. Having worked in a number of departments throughout the institution, Carolyn became the Director of Native Education in 2005, taking on the Employment Ontario Literacy and Basic Skills portfolio in 2010 and in 2017 was appointed to the position of Dean of Indigenous Studies and Academic Upgrading. Currently the Chair of the Indigenous Peoples Education Circle representing all 24 Colleges in Ontario and Vice-Chair of Colleges and Institutes Canada’s National Indigenous Advisory Committee, Carolyn is a passionate advocate for education who is committed to fostering and strengthening the interconnections and collaborations needed between Indigenous and non-Indigenous educators, communities and industry in meeting the future demands of a qualified Indigenous workforce.

Panel Discussion #6: Breaking Down Barriers: Skilled Trades

Holiday Inn Sudbury

One of the top concerns for Northern Ontario’s businesses is finding and retaining skilled labour, and employers in the skilled trades are experiencing drastic shortages across the board. Why is there a gap between employers and job seekers? How can we bridge the gap between what is needed and what students are training for? What […]