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Published on Huddle Today on Sep 12, 2016
Over a year ago, I thought was I making a drastic shift.
I decided to leave my job as a casual reporter at CBC New Brunswick to join the team at Bonfire, a marketing and communications firm in Saint John. I was prepared to jump ship and embrace my inner Peggy Olsen as I took my storytelling abilities in a different direction. At least, that’s what I thought.Read More
There are a lot of skills you need to have to thrive into today’s growing knowledge and tech-based economy.
You need to be diverse, flexible and of course have the education crucial for the jobs that will need to be filled today and for years to come.
Yet, with all the talk about how we need to teach kids to code and build robots in Grade 2, one important skill is getting left behind in the conversation: creativity.Read More
It seems like the Maritimes is bustling with entrepreneurs these days.
There’s no shortage of creative people with brilliant ideas and the drive to make those products and services a reality.
But some in the business community say there’s a shortage of people who can sell them on an international scale.Read More
It’s no secret that New Brunswick has a lot of challenges to overcome if it’s ever going to boost its economy, grow business and play on the global stage.
Yet, one of these challenges is the lack of a skill so essential, it’s no wonder the province has been struggling economically for the past few decades:
Half of New Brunswick’s adults are functionally illiterate. And looking at the recent numbers from the school system, progress is slow coming.Read More
Melani Flanagan and her cofounder Matt Pitchette have been spending a lot of time in San Francisco. Their Moncton-based startup Itavio has been accepted into the prestigious Matter Ventures accelerator.
It’s been a wonderful experience so far, with ample networking and access to potential clients to build their product. They’re totally in their element; they’re where they’re meant to be. However, running a tech startup isn’t a walk in the park, especially if you’re a woman.
“I’ve honestly gone home a couple nights and just asked my co-founder if he wants to switch titles,” says Flanagan, who’s also Itavio’s CEO.Read More
New Brunswick’s education system gets failing grades.
That’s not just an opinion; there are facts to back it up.
According to Statistics Canada, just over half of the province’s population is functionally illiterate. We’re also not that great at science, math and adult skills in numeracy, literacy and problem solving in “technology-rich environments” either.Read More
SAINT JOHN – When Allie Beckwith took her first really good photograph, she cried.
“It was of a rose and a wine bottle with a Christmas tree in the background and the background was bokeh. I’ve never done that before,” says Beckwith. “I didn’t realize I was doing it until I looked at it. I was like ‘Mom look!’ and I started crying.”Read More
Canada is in the midst of a worker shortage.
But it’s not because there aren’t enough people. It’s because there aren’t enough people who can do this kind of work.
It’s no secret that the technology and ICT sectors are rapidly growing. According toICTC, growth in digital jobs in Canada has outpaced growth in the overall economy in the last two years by a ratio of more than four to one, with the ICT sector alone employing around 655,000 right now.Read More
It’s a dream for many entrepreneurs – launch a company, build it and then sell it for a handsome profit. But what happens when that dream comes true? Is there life after acquisition?
There is if you’re Dan Martell.Read More
EDMUNDSTON – Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB) is helping microbreweries across the Maritimes and New England make better beer.
For the past four years, CCNB’s Biorefinery Technology Scale-Up Centre has been using its beverage lab to help boost the region’s craft beer scene.Read More
FREDERICTON – Andrea Feunekes was part of the New Brunswick startup scene before “startup scenes” were even a thing.
She may be, as the kids say, an OG.Read More