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Growing skills for young professionals

Nov. 10, 2021, 7:00 pm — 8:00 pm ET

Watch the “Aligning your values with your dream Green Job” webinar to learn how your values can impact your career choices

Project Learning Tree Canada (PLT Canada) and the University of Waterloo hosted a 60-minute bilingual webinar to brainstorm how you can better align your values with your dream Green Job. The University of Waterloo presented their research about the correlation of values, young professionals, and the environmental sector, and their Future Ready Talent Framework. Then, participants were split up into breakout groups for a short activity on understanding and reflecting on their own values.

Future Ready Talent Framework

The future of work is changing. Technology, climate change and social/political movements are just some factors that will influence and shape the world of work in all industries. In this session, the University of Waterloo discussed the newly developed Future Ready Talent Framework from their Work Learn Institute and how Generation Z can use this information to be “future ready.” They also outlined the values gap between Gen Z and their future employers and how to use this information to further your career.

Our values

Our values give us direction in our work and in our personal life, so it’s important to assess what matters most to us. Over time, our values can also change, so it is good to periodically reassess to consider the most up-to-date version of you.

Some examples of values:

  • Flexibility
  • Autonomy
  • Responsibility
  • Stability
  • Creativity
  • Adventure
  • Collaboration
  • Making a difference


Headshot of Carolyn LeeCarolyn Lee, Business Developer, University of Waterloo Co-operative Education program

Carolyn works with associations and organizations across Canada, primarily in the life sciences and environmental sectors, providing information and resources to assist with hiring University of Waterloo’s top student talent.


Jessica Kaknevicius, Vice President of Education, PLT Canada

Jess is responsible for implementing PLT Canada’s strategic direction and activities. She works to build partnerships and to expand and strengthen PLT Canada’s network.


Headshot of Maria ChiarellaMaria Chiarella, Sr. Coordinator of Youth Network and Mentorship, PLT Canada

Maria conducts outreach to help build and strengthen PLT Canada’s youth network and mentorship program. 


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