Note that the information in this publication
does not necessarily reflect the position or opinion of the CVA/ACFP.
|>>|| Canada/Alberta. Federal skills-gap program step in the right direction... |
But provincial parochialism could kill it before it even starts.
*A contribution of Jeff Griffiths, Certified Management Consultant in Calgary, Canada
|>>|| UK. Skills and Talent Strategy – the Key to Global Competitiveness|
The Government's overall economic objective is to achieve 'strong, sustainable and balanced growth that is more evenly shared across the country and between industries'. The suite of sectoral strategies are an important step forward in achieving this goal. However this will require a high standard of implementation and continuity of purpose in the medium and long term. Project and programme management capability and skills in both the public and private sectors will also be a major success factor. Indeed skills have emerged as a strategic issue in every sector strategy.
*A contribution of Iain Cameron, Associate at UK Commission for Employment & Skills
|ARTICLES and PAPERS|
|>>||Canada. Characteristics Beyond In/Formality of Ways of Learning for Work: A Case of Knowledge-intense, Geographically-distributed Learning|
This research examines continuing professional learning in the pharmaceutical sales industry.
Pharmaceutical-sales is a knowledge-intense, highly competitive and rapidly changing industry employing a geographically distributed workforce. The varied ways in which agents in this industry continue to learn for work are presented and examined. A framework is developed and employed for exploring and reporting fundamental characteristics of ways of learning beyond designation of in/formality.
Findings include the importance of peer-learning for non-co-located peers, the identification of intentional incidental learning, and a non-traditional role for workplace learning in a knowledge-intense and competitive environment.
Tags: Heutagogy; Informal learning; Conference proceeding 2011; Canada; Field: Pharmaceutical sales; Self-taught education; Peer learning; Paper; Source: AERC - Adult Education Research Conference;
|>>|| Canada. Probing the Icebergs of Workplace Learning: Findings of the 1998, 2004 and 2010 Surveys of Work and Lifelong Learning|
This paper draws on the findings of recent national surveys of paid and unpaid work as well as formal and informal learning to assess the extent of correspondence between work and learning activities in Canada. The main conclusion is that workers' learning efforts increasingly exceed the requirements of their paid jobs. We live in a knowledge-rich society but with relatively diminishing opportunities to apply this knowledge in our jobs.
Tags: Comparative analysis; Canada; Workplace - learning; Paper; Conference proceeding 2011; Source: AERC - Adult Education Research Conference
|>>|| Canada. Lack of higher paying work is forcing older Canadians to take on part-time jobs|
The jobless rate among students 15-18 years old looking for part-time work has climbed past 20 per cent - the highest on record - as older Canadians are increasingly being forced to take on part-time jobs.
Related report. Why Tyler and Chloe Can't Get a Job
Tags: News; Report; Trend - employment; Employment - older workers; Employment - youth 15-18; Employment trend; Canada; Source: CIBC - Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce;
|>>|| Canada. The disjuncture of learning and recognition: Licensure-related credential assessment from the standpoint of Chinese immigrant engineers in Canada|
Non/recognition of foreign credentials has been criticized for obstructing skilled immigrants from succeeding in the Canadian labour market. Drawing on an institutional ethnographic study of the credential assessment practices in the engineering profession, the study problematizes the redundant and ad hoc assessment procedures, licensure bodies' narrow focus on applicants' undergraduate education, and their deficit approach to training from other countries.
Tags: China; Canada; Target group: Engineers; Target group: Foreign workers; Target group: Skilled workers; Credential - recognition; Paper; Conference proceeding 2012; Source: AERC - Adult Education Research Conference;
|>>|| Canada/Ontario. Women working in the skilled trades and technologies - Myth and realities|
This position paper not only contains information for women considering the skilled trades, but also offers advice on how industry, government and educators can provide them with meaningful support, from high school straight through to the workplace. The report also highlights six common myths about women working in the skilled trades, and dispels these with the realities that are found in these careers, including excellent wages, good working conditions and room for advancement.
Tags: Skills - trade; Gender - equity; Position paper; Trend - analysis; Ontario; Canada; Target group: Women; Source: Skills Ontario;
|>>|| Canada/Ontario. Industry Shared Approaches: Aligning Literacy and Essential Skills with Economic Development|
This brief examines the concept of industry shared essential skills approach. This approach directly involves employers and service providers in the co-design and delivery of training in order to leverage employment opportunities for job-seekers with complex needs.
Tags: Workforce - development; Ontario; Canada; Target group: Service providers; Target group: Employers; Skills - development; Research brief; Source: Essential Skills Ontario;
|>>|| Germany. Competence Development in Fixed-term Employment|
The research project seeks to provide answers on how fixed-term employment affects the development of occupational competences. The objective is to compare the impact of this form of employment on competence acquisition by fixed-term employees and employees in "normal" working relationships from a subjective angle.
Tags: Workplace - training; Germany; Lifelong learning; Analysis; Competence - development; Paper; Conference proceeding 2011; Source: AERC - Adult Education Research Conference;
|>>|| Ghana. Demonstrating Results in Ghana's Skills Development System|
Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is under heightened pressure to demonstrate Value for Money (VfM). But whose VfM? In what context? How can results be measured effectively when current TVET data is so input-focused? This short piece explores these questions, and others, using Ghana as an example.
Tags: Ghana; Case study; Article; Return on investment; Skills - development; VET - development; Source: NORRAG - Northern Research Review and Advisory Group;
|>>|| The Netherlands. Aspects of Competence-Based Education as Footholds to Improve the Connectivity Between Learning in School and in the Workplace|
Recent developments in competence-based education have motivated institutions of vocational education and training (VET) to improve the links or connectivity between learning in school and learning in the workplace, which has been a problem for decades. In previous research, a theoretical framework describing the underlying aspects of competence-based education was developed. In this study, three aspects of this framework were used to analyse connectivity between learning in school and learning in the workplace.
Tags: Article; Field: Life sciences; the Netherlands; Workplace - learning; Analysis; VET - development; Competence - based education; Source: Vocations and Learning;
|>>|| US. Engineers" Perceptions of Diversity and the Learning Environment at Work: A Mixed Methods Study|
Women and people of color are particularly underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematic (STEM) disciplines. This mixed methods study surveyed engineers to examine the current culture climate for diversity in engineering worksites, and how gender, race, and age intersect and affect engineers' perceptions of organizational inclusiveness and the learning environment surrounding diversity.
Tags: United States of America; Workplace - learning; Target group: Engineers; Gender - equity; Analysis; Paper; Conference proceeding 2012; Source: AERC - Adult Education Research Conference;
|>>|| Europe. Convergence or divergence of continuing vocational training in Europe? Empirical findings and theoretical conclusions for adult education|
The paper describes trends of convergence and divergence in enterprise-provided continuing vocational training in Europe between 1999 and 2005.
Tags: Conference proceeding 2011; Analysis; VET - vocational education and training; Europe; Paper; Source: AERC - Adult Education Research Conference;
|>>|| European Union. The Bruges Communiqué on enhanced European Cooperation in Vocational Education and Training 2011-2020|
The Bruges Communiqué addresses the need for a joint up approach to vocational education and training over the next ten years.
Tags: Trend - analysis; Communiqué; VET 2011-2020; European Union; Source: Inclusion Initiative;
|>>|| European Union. Vocational education and training is good for you|
This report investigates the social benefits of initial and continuing vocational education and training (VET) for individuals in Europe. The results show that initial VET is associated with positive changes in social outcomes for individuals.
Tags: VET - vocational education and training; Research paper; Source: Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training;
|>>|| European Union. Investing in New Skills, Competences and Knowledge|
Investing in skills, competences and knowledge and recognising and validating both "soft" and "hard" skills, competences and knowledge acquired through informal, non-formal and vocational education and training is necessary to contribute to fighting education „gaps‟ and hence contributing to increasing people´s opportunities to access the labour market and to participate in society.
Tags: Skills - needs; Briefing note; Training - informal; Training - formal; VET - vocational education and training; Trend - analysis; Competences; European Union; Analysis; Source: Solidar;
|>>|| South Asia. Are countries investments in tertiary education making a difference? |
The relationship between education spending and outcomes has been poorly documented at the tertiary level, despite rising expenditures at this level. This paper explores the impact of various measures of spending on a range of outcomes of tertiary education, using cross-country comparisons. It finds that public expenditures are only loosely linked with outcomes in terms of access and participation, but that they are also positively associated with proxies of quality.
Tags: Comparative analysis; Higher - education; South Asia; Education - spending; Working paper; Source: World Bank
|>>||Two years after the Arab spring|
What are Arab governments doing to provide opportunities for young people?
Tags: Tunisia; Morocco; Libya; Lebanon; Egypt; Trends - VET; VET - trends; Article; Source: ETF - European Training Foundation;
- Egypt - a hands on approach to job creation.
- Lebanon - reinventing VET.
- Skills for rebuilding Libya.
Morocco - access to VET a basic right.
- Tunisia aims for jobs, jobs, jobs.
|>>||Training + Recognition=Productive Workforce|
Today, organizations are utilizing training to better prepare employees, increase productivity, and maintain a competitive advantage. However, making sure training initiatives support a company's overall mission and business strategy is easier said than done. Often, employers do not reinforce the desired behaviors and new skills that training exercises are designed to support and sustain. Top organizations, however, have realized that they should promote an atmosphere where employees are not only encouraged to learn but also are rewarded for using new skills.
Tags: Article; Workplace - training; Source: Training magazine;
|>>||Value for Money in International Education: A New World of Results, Impacts and Outcomes|
In many development projects we often assume that the knowledge, understanding and skills required to manage in the post-project environment will be transferred through a relatively passive engagement with the 'experts' while they work. As education practitioners we know that this is not the case but as project designers and managers we often forget this fact. The article looks at tightening up the skills sharing process through the use of capacity-building indicators at the project output level, and discusses the importance of contractual commitment from both sides to ensure better aid effectiveness.
Tags: Skills - development; Skills - sharing; International cooperation; Article; Source: NORRAG - Northern Research Review and Advisory Group;
|>>||Competence development – a key concept of higher education|
Entrepreneurship education has met new challenges in the last few years. Several studies show that successful entrepreneurs are important for economical growth. However, there is evidence that university education does not always fulfil the goal of adequately preparing young people for this task. Competence development rather than a mere acquisition of knowledge and skills has been identified as an important key concept. This is the starting point for a study performed by Weber and Funke. They discuss how entrepreneurship education programs meet (or do not meet) this task and present an alternative approach for entrepreneurship education. In this comment, the approach is integrated in current views on a competence-oriented education and discussed with respect to its innovative potential.
Tags: Higher - education; Competence - development; Paper; Source: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training via Twitter @VOCEDplus;
|>>||On the measurement of competency|
Across multiple societal sectors, demand is growing to measure individual and group competencies. Unpacked following the assessment triangle (construct, observation, inference), competency measurement is exemplified by research from business, military and education sectors. Generalizability theory, a statistical theory for modeling and evaluating the dependability of competency scores, is applied to several of these examples. The paper then pulls together the threads into a general competency measurement model.
Tags: Field: Education; Field: Military; Field: Business; Analysis; Competence - assessment; Paper; Source: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training
|>>||Effectiveness of interventions aimed at improving women's employability and quality of work : a critical review|
This paper examines the effectiveness of a variety of policy interventions that have been tried in developing and transition economies with the goal of improving women's employability and quality of work. The programs include active labor market programs, education and training programs, programs that facilitate work (such as childcare subsidies, parental leave programs and land titling programs), microfinance programs, entrepreneurship and leadership programs, and conditional cash transfer programs. Some of these policy interventions were undertaken to increase employment, some to increase female employment, and some for other reasons.
Tags: Employment - policy; Target group: Women; Policy - analysis; Gender - equity; Analysis; Employability; Paper; Source: World Bank;
|>>||How Establishment Skills Surveys Can More Effectively Identify Workforce Skills Gaps|
Through a multicountry, practice-based review of establishment skills surveys, this article identifies conceptual issues with defining and measuring skills gaps.
To download the paper, click on 'Download this paper' and follow the instructions.
Tags: Working paper; Skills - policies; Skills - needs assessment; Workforce - development strategy; Skills - shortage; Skills - gap; Source: SSRN - Social Science Research Network;
|>>|| Canada. Labour and Skills Shortages in Canada: Addressing Current and Future Challenges|
Report of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, December 2012.
Tags: Report; Canada; Workforce - shortage; Skills - shortage; Source: Government of Canada/Parliament of Canada;
|>>|| Canada. Training Needs Analysis Report|
Study that identifies training needs within the plastics processing industry and the approaches required at improving the current training systems.
Tags: Field: Plastic industry; Training - needs; Analysis; Report; Source: CPSC - Canadian Plastics Sector Council;
|>>||Canada's Skills Crisis: What We Heard|
The evidence is clear: the demographic shift is resulting in retirements; there is a growing shortfall of skilled workers; and we have a growing mismatch between the skills required and those available.
Four priorities resonated across the board: upskilling the existing labour force; immigration policy; educator-employer connections; and Aboriginal education and workforce development.
Canada urgently needs to revamp its policies, programs and attitudes to support continuous, life-long learning and skills upgrading.
Tags: Report; Canada; Trend - analysis; Skills - crisis; Source: Canadian Chamber of Commerce;
|>>|| Canada. State of Practice: Essential Skills Applications with First Nations, Inuit and Métis in Canada|
The purpose of the literature review is to describe the current level of need for Essential Skill development among First Nations, Inuit and Métis, to explore the state of practice of Essential Skills initiatives with these populations in Canada and to examine innovative practices in an effort to determine potential "markers of excellence" in ES programming.
Tags: Trend - analysis; Target group: Aboriginals; Literature review; Essential skills; Canada; Source: CCDF - Canadian Career Development Foundation;
|>>|| Canada/Yukon. Comprehensive Skills and Trades Training Strategy|
The goals and objectives of the Comprehensive Skills and Trades Training Strategy are to: ensure training opportunities are available for all Yukon people to adapt effectively and efficiently to changing skills, knowledge, and abilities; facilitate and improve learning and employment transitions.
Tags: Workforce - development strategy; Yukon; Canada; Document; Training - strategy; Source: Labour Market Framework for Yukon;
|>>|| Canada/Yukon. Step into the Trades|
Excellence through post-secondary education and experience.
Tags: Yukon; Canada; School-to-work transition; Document; Source: Gov. of Yukon;
|>>|| Georgia. Matching Vocational Education in Georgia with Labour Market Needs|
The report examines the breakdown of VET skill training and compares this to the apparent labour market need in order to identify areas where skills are needed but unsupplied by the current system.
Tags: Mismatch training/workforce - skills; Georgia; Analysis; Document; Source: GeoWel Research via UNESCO/UNEVOC;
|>>|| Germany. Vocational Training Regulations and the Process Behind Them|
This brochure informs about Germany's unique process for developing initial vocational training regulations.
Tags: Brochure; School-to-work transition; VET - regulation; Germany; VET - vocational education and training; Source: BIBB - Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training;
|>>|| Germany. Employment without a vocational qualification - what are the available routes? |
The report provides information on the nature of the opportunities which exist on the labour market for unskilled workers and on the type of employment such persons pursue if they are in active employment. The Report also presents the possibilities which arise for unskilled workers if they wish to obtain a higher qualification or adapt their existing training to meet organisational and/or technical changes. It concludes by describing the training provision offered for the target group of "unskilled workers".
Tags: Report; Target group: Unskilled workers; Employability; VET - vocational education and training; Germany; Source: BIBB - Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training;
|>>|| Great Britain. The history of technical education: a short introduction|
This history of technical education, with its focus on work-based education, traces technical education from its origins in the Middle Ages to the present day. It provides insights into Britain's current struggle to tackle and confront skills shortages and its ability to respond to, and compete with, the emerging global economies.
Tags: Great Britain; VET - history; Document; Source: T Magazine via Twitter @VOCEDplus;
|>>|| UK. From learning to earning: understanding the school-to-work transition in London|
Young people today are better educated than their counterparts in the 1970s, but the average time it takes to secure stable work is much longer. This paper explores the nature of young people's transitions from school to work in the capital, with implications for national policy.
Tags: School-to-work transition; Target group: Youth; Analysis; United Kingdom; Report; Source: IPPR - Institute for Public Policy Research;
|>>|| UK. The economic value of intermediate vocational education and qualifications|
This report reviews the available evidence on the economic value of intermediate vocational qualifications, looking at the private wage returns (and briefly the improved likelihood of being in employment) associated with such qualifications.
Tags: Analysis; United Kingdom; Employability; VET - vocational education and training; Economic benefits; Report; Source: UK Commission for Employment and Skills via Twitter @VOCEDplus;
|>>|| US. Boiling point? The skills gap in U.S. manufacturing|
67% of respondents in the manufacturing industry are reporting a moderate to severe shortage of available, qualified workers and 56% anticipating the shortage to grow worse in the next three to five years. In addition, the report indicates that 5% of current jobs at respondent manufacturers are unfilled due to a lack of qualified candidates. These results underscore the tenacity of a worsening talent shortage that threatens the future effectiveness of the manufacturing industry.
Tags: Employment trend 2018; Field: Manufacturing industry; Skills - gap; Analysis; United States of America; Annual report 2011; Source: Manufacturing Institute;
|>>|| Europe and Germany. Forms of workplace-based learning and learning-place diversity in employer-provided vocational training|
Enterprises influence adult learning in many ways. They are not only learning places and training providers, they also finance training. Learning takes place randomly or purposefully in the course of the work process. Larger enterprises in particular offer their own internal courses or finance their employees' participation in training measures offered by external training providers. Based on the European survey of continuing vocational training in enterprises, CVTS, this paper examines which forms of learning predominate in employer-provided vocational training in Germany and in Europe and whether the training offered in Germany has become more diversified in the majority of enterprises in recent years.
Tags: Analysis; Workplace - learning; Training; Europe; Germany; Source: BIBB - Federal Institute for Vocational Education and
|>>|| European Union. Supporting vocational education and training in Europe - The Bruges communiqué|
The Bruges Communiqué on enhanced European cooperation in VET for 2011-2020. The Communiqué defines common objectives for 2020 and an action plan for the coming years, combining national measures with European support.
Tags: European Union; Educational policy; Bruges communiqué; VET 2011-2020; Brochure; Source: European Union;
|>>||Skills mismatches & finding the right talent|
As the country continues to experience skills shortages in key sectors of the economy, the report describes the country's growing shortage of highly skilled labour as critical, predicting shortages in the Manufacturing, Automation and Energy and Utility industries. Supporting this view are findings from 32 countries around the world, which reveal that Canadian businesses are reporting serious problems finding the workers they need amidst a growing skills shortage.
Tags: Skills - shortage; Canada; Analysis - comparative; Skills - mismatch training/workplace; Survey; Statistics 2012; Mobility index; United Kingdom; United States of America; Turkey; Switzerland; Sweden; Spain; Slovakia; Singapore; Poland; Norway; New Zealand; the Netherlands; Mexico; Malaysia; Luxembourg; Japan; Italy; India; Hungary; China/Hong Kong; Greece; Germany; France; Denmark; Czech Republic; China; Chile; Brazil; Belgium; Australia; Argentina; Source: Randstad;
|>>||Solving the Skills Paradox: Seven Ways to Close Your Critical Skills Gaps|
The people are there. But they aren't the right people—those with the capabilities, education and business skills companies need right now. When organizations once again step up their hiring efforts—and demand even more sophisticated skills essential for innovation and growth—the problem could reach crisis levels. For many companies, the skills gap has already dealt harsh blows, in the form of delayed product releases as well as eroded customer satisfaction and revenue.
For some, the gap has led to the demise or sale of a business.
Tags: Document; Skills - gap; Trend - analysis; Source: Accenture;
|>>||The Growing Skills Gap Explained / Education to employment: Designing a system that works|
There's high youth unemployment around the world, despite a multitude of job vacancies.
Blame the skills shortage, which 39 percent of employers say is preventing them from filling entry level jobs. Meanwhile in most of the world, less than half of students think their educations prepare them for employment. Employers know it, students know it as well. But educational institutions apparently don't, which may be preventing them from making needed changes.
Related document. Education to employment: Designing a system that works
Tags: Skills - shortage; Charts; Trend - analysis; Document; Skills - gap; Article; Source: Business Insider;Source: McKinsey;
|>>||A Review of Virtual Reality as a Medium for Safety Related Training in Mining|
A common problem for high risk industries such as mining is how to provide effective safety related training. Virtual reality simulation offers the opportunity to develop perceptual expertise, perceptuo-motor skills, and cognitive skills such as problem-solving, and decision-making under stress, without exposing trainees or others to unacceptable risks. This review examines the evidence for the effectiveness of virtual reality as a medium for safety related training in mining.
Tags: Field: Mining industry; Field: Occupational health and safety; Training; Virtual reality simulation; Review; Source: Journal of Health & Safety Research & Practice;
|>>|| Canada. Online resources help develop career plans|
The basic building blocks of a career plan are an inventory of your skills, abilities and the activities that you enjoy.
Tags: Canada; Career - plan; Resources; Source: The Star;
|>>|| Canada/Manitoba. Awakening DAWN|
The consistent and extensive lack of literacy and Essential Skills programming for on-reserve adults prompted the development of a curriculum designed to deliver Essential Skills upgrading using documents and exercises that are particularly meaningful and relevant to Aboriginal adults.
Tags: Target group: Adults; Essential skills; Skills - development; Target group: Aboriginals; Manitoba; Canada; Curriculum; Source: WEM - Workplace Education Manitoba;
|>>|| Infographic. Equipped for the future|
21st Century Skills Standards for the New Economy. The EFF standards focus on the skills that are essential for success in the workplace today.
Tags: Infographic; Essential skills; Skills - needs; Source: Technology Based Solutions;
|>>||Collection of publications in Technical and Vocational Education and Training|
This collection is rebuilt from CDROM, and contains 196 documents selected from UNESCO publications in Technical and Vocational Education and Training.
The collection can be browsed by tags, titles, subjects and organizations.
Tags: Field: TVET - Technical and Vocational Education and Training; VET - vocational education and training; Database; Resources;
|>>||Build a Competency Model Tool|
The Build a Competency Model Tool will guide you through the development of a competency model that identifies the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform successfully in your industry. Then, the Build a Career Ladder/Lattice Tool will help you build career ladders/lattices that outline critical experiences individuals need to progress through a career in your industry.
Tags: Competence - model; Interactive resource; Tools; Source: CareerOneStop;
|>>||Compendium of Evaluation Tools: The Effectiveness of Career Development Interventions|
Compendium of tools and data gathering (evidence documentation) forms that have been used in field test of the evaluation model. There also are some example of the sort of data that can be produced from the forms. These data can present a strong case for the outcomes and impacts of services that clients receive.
Tags: Competence - evaluation; Evaluation - tool; Source: CRWG - Canadian Research Working Group on Evidence-Based Practice in Career Development;
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|>>|| Competition/Canada. National Challenge to Promote Career Development - August 12 to October 11, 2013|
In celebration of the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling's (CERIC) 10th anniversary in 2014, The Counselling Foundation of Canada has provided a grant to facilitate an online competition to increase the recognition of the value of career counselling as well as career development professionals in Canada.
The three Entries that receive the most online votes will each receive $5,000 and a Free Registration to attend the Cannexus14 National Career Development Conference in Ottawa from January 20-22, 2014!
Entries begins on August 12, 2013 and closes on October 11, 2013
|>>|| Canada. 2013 Higher Education Summit - Nov. 17 and 18 in Toronto|
The Higher Education Summit is an annual conference that explores issues in post-secondary education and the steps that must be taken to produce the leading-edge workforce of tomorrow. This year's conference takes place Nov. 17 and 18 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto. The conference wraps up with the presentation of the Premier's Awards for outstanding college graduates. Program details and ...
|>>|| Canada. National aboriginal leader supports Canada's foreign worker and aboriginal workforce solution|
The Aboriginal Human Resource Council is calling all corporations in Canada to unite in support of each other, the need for foreign workers, and the need to advance a skilled and local workforce that includes First Nations, Métis and Inuit people -- Canada's youngest and fastest growing population.
|>>|| Canada. University tuition fees, 2013/2014|
Canadian full-time students in undergraduate programs paid 3.3% more on average in tuition fees for the 2013/2014 academic year this fall than they did a year earlier. This follows a 4.2% increase in 2012/2013.
|>>|| Canada. Master's degrees don't mean more job offers|
If you think the letters M.A. will help your resumé get picked out of the pile when applying for your first post-university job, you may be mistaken.
|>>||The Canadian Journal of Career Development | Revue canadienne de développement de carrière|
New edition/ Nouvelle édition
|>>|| Canada/Alberta. Retaining Your Staff|
Discover why employees leave and what makes them stay. What do your employees need and what can you offer them? Read about the strategies Alberta employers and HR experts have successfully applied to retain staff and benefit from their experiences.
|>>|| Canada/British Columbia. Institutions providing technical training|
Colleges, universities and private institutions provide technical (or classroom) training for British Columbia's apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs.
|>>||Canada/Manitoba announces $1.4 million to bridge qualification gap|
Allowing new immigrants to more quickly return to the workforce in the area they studied is behind a new $1.4 million funding announcement by the Manitoba government.
The $1.4 million, which will be spread over two years, will fund pilot programs geared towards getting newcomers' professional qualifications recognized more quickly.
|>>|| Canada/Newfoundland and Labrador & China. Premier signs MOU with China, Highlights Expanded Post-Secondary Education Partnerships|
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, reaffirmed the province's commitment to global partnerships and post-secondary education through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the Mutual Recognition of Higher and Post-Secondary Education with the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China.
|>>|| Canada/Ontario. Budget must help 'people without jobs'|
More than 700,000 Ontarians will be unemployable by 2021 due to insufficient education and training.
|>>||England - Video. Apprenticeships Sector in the Spotlight – Care|
Four former and current apprentices working in different roles across the care sector recount their experiences and talk about how an Apprenticeship has benefited them.
|>>|| UK. Apprenticeships attract 11 applications per vacancy|
The National Apprenticeship Service said there had been a 32% increase in demand for such subsidised on-the-job training placements since last year.
|>>|| USA. Experts predict wave of lawsuits in U.S. over unpaid internships|
The suit will force employers to reconsider using unpaid interns, first in "glamour" industries such as movies and publishing and then in industries that implemented similar policies to reduce labour costs in a flagging economy.
|>>||Get Out of Your Seats! Research Supports the Role of Exercise in Promoting Learning|
More active = more learning... at least that's what the research suggests. Anecdotally we know that... now we know why...
|>>||Five Trends Shaping the Future of Work|
When it comes to the future of work there are a few key trends which business leaders need to pay attention to. Understanding these trends will allow organizations to better prepare and adapt to the changes which are impacting the way we work. These five trends are: 1) changing behaviors which are being shaped by social media entering the enterprise 2) new collaborative technologies 3) a shift to the “cloud” 4) millennials soon becoming the majority workforce and 5) mobility and “connecting to work.”
|>>||The Graduation Advice We Wish We'd Been Given|
What do graduates really need to know about the world of work?
|>>||Has Higher Education Lost Control Over Quality? |
Around the world, governments have stepped up their efforts to measure and compare the quality of higher-education institution.
|>>||ALISON - free online learning resource for basic and essential workplace skills|
ALISON* is the world's leading free online learning resource for basic and essential workplace skills. ALISON provides high-quality, engaging, interactive multimedia courseware for certification and standards-based learning.