Employers, entrepreneurs and managers of community organizations will soon have an opportunity to discuss and discover "The Importance of Cultural Diversity in the Workplace" during two free meal-time sessions in March.
Aerospace engineer Jean-Pierre Huot, the senior vice-president of MDS Coating Technologies in Slemon Park, will give a presentation on this theme, to start the discussion, during a supper-and-learn session in French Friday, March 7, at 4:45 p.m. at the Carrefour de l'Isle-Saint-Jean at 5 Acadian Dr., in Charlottetown and during a lunch-and-learn in English on Tuesday, March 11, at noon in the Summerside Chamber of Commerce boardroom in the Harbour Quay building at 263 Harbour Dr., Summerside.
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During his three decades of work in the Canadian aerospace industry, including here in P.E.I., Huot has had the opportunity of working with people originating from a number of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
His work also brings him to destinations all over the globe, where he discovers new cultural customs and traditions that enrich both his personal and professional life.
The managers of RDÉE Prince Edward Island's LIENS project (Linking economic immigration to our successes) invited him to speak about his experience with discovering these new cultures and about the advantages and benefits that businesses gain when they have staff of diverse origins and knowledge.
"We are extremely grateful that Huot, who is a board member of the RDÉE, has accepted to make these presentations," said Catherine Rioux, co-ordinator of the LIENS project.
To participate free of charge in these meal-time presentations, contact Rioux at 902-370-7333, ext. 404, or at firstname.lastname@example.org. A meal will be provided.