Prepr is excited to announce its partnership with Linux Foundation, Wilfrid Laurier University, Colleges and Institutes Canada (CiCan), Singularity University among others to empower students from both high schools and post-secondary institutions to tackle the UN Sustainable Goals using open-source, data-focused learning challenges. This nation-wide, Canadian initiative will commence on Pi Day, March 14, 2020 with various workshops and virtual events organized by Prepr and its network of partners. 

This initiative was originally created in 2015, when Canada and all other United Nations Member States, committed to implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which set 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to eliminate poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity by the year 2030. January 2020 marked the launch of the ‘decade of action’ and we are proud to create unique learning experiences for students coast-to-coast.

Through this unique partnership, Prepr is committing to support the creation and launch of 100 SDG Learn Labs across Canada over the next 4 years and engage 100,000 students in taking action.

What is Future Sustainability Challenge series?

Future Sustainability Challenge series is a collection of monthly challenges aligned with the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These sustainable development goals are a global initiative to create and build a more prosperous future by achieving attainable global goals before 2030. There are 17 Global Goals; the monthly challenge series will focus on 16 of them; 

Length

4 Weeks

Challenge Call

1st – 30th of every month

Help

What are Prepr Monthly Challenges?

Monthly challenges are selected challenges that will be highlighted on the Prepr Network each month. These challenges will rotate month to month, and participants can submit project solutions using the Prepr Network

Participants will gain access to Prepr’s resource library designed to build both soft and digital skills using Prepr’s signature P.I.E method, an interdisciplinary work-integrated learning experience that helps individuals become T-shaped problem solvers and lifelong learners. 

Challenge calls will open on the 1st of every month, and the project submissions will close on the 30th of every month. In the weeks following, there will be a period of evaluations carried out by Prepr Mentors and Industry Experts. 

Winners will be chosen, and the winning projects will be featured on select Prepr media channels to an audience of organizations, entrepreneurs, investors, and industry innovators.

Why Do I Care

We know that disruptive technologies have the potential to change the types of skills that employers want and need. During this workshop series industry participants can share what they are experiencing, as well as looking to the horizon for how to address the growing skills gap.

STUDENTS

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Incentives to startup & prizes

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Build your portfolio

search

Explore digital career pathways

POST-SECONDARY SCHOOLS

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Give students real world experience

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Work-integrated learning & connecting employers

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Enhancing remote learning experience for students

BUSINESSES

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Engage employees

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Discover new talent

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Source solutions to your problems

Explore Industry Future Challenges

Finance

Food

Hospitality

Transportation

Energy

Manufacturing

Automotive

Environment

Retail

Health