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CVA / English Web Watch

Each month, the Canadian Vocational Association presents a survey of relevant links and documents on various specializations and topics related to the field. Please don't hesitate to send your comments and suggestions to info@cva-acfp.org.

>> CANADA. Employers' Coalition for Advanced Skills: Pre-budget Consultations Submission
The Employers Coalition for Advanced Skills urges a concerted effort to bolster the capacity of Canada's colleges and institutes to provide the advanced skills employers need as they face the mounting challenges of demographic attrition and the need to enhance productivity. (Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC))
>> EU. Adults in Formal Education: Policies and Practices in Europe
The report looks not only at the opportunities for under-qualified adults to achieve a formal qualification, but it also covers policies and measures for enhancing the participation of adult returners in higher education. (Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA))
>> UK. Employers need to train and performance manage older workers better or risk falling foul of the law when Default Retirement Age is phased out, shows CIPD survey
Survey demonstrates that older workers are often neglected when it comes to training and performance management. (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD))
>> US. Employers Express Concern About Proposal to Weaken Linkage Between Federal Job Training Programs and Those Who Create Jobs
Proposal to Prohibit Business Majorities on Advisory Boards Would Undercut Effectiveness of Programs in Providing Skills That Are Relevant to Employers' Needs (HR Policy Association)
>> Reporting back from eLearning Africa 2011
eLearning Africa (eLA) bills itself as 'the premier annual event bringing together e-learning and ICT-supported education and training professionals from across the continent. (World Bank)
>> Thinking of making a career shift? What are your Core Competencies that translate into any field?
For people looking to transition into the nonprofit sector in helping identify how their competencies could transfer into a new career. (Scribd)
>> Executive education
The Financial Times presents the 2011 rankings for providers of customised executive education programmes as well as providers of open-enrolment courses, with analysis http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/cb3be200-7569-11e0-8492-00144feabdc0.pdf  or http://www.ft.com/intl/businesseducation/executiveeducation2011 (Financial Times)
>> HR Policy Association and Business Roundtable Launch E-Training to Prepare U.S. College Students for the Workforce
An online course for college students and recent graduates, which introduces both the professional skills necessary for entry level employees to succeed in the workplace and the challenges and expectations they will face. (HR Policy Association)
Related course. JobSTART101: Smart Tips and Real-World Training
>> A Skilled Workforce for Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth. A G20 Training Strategy
The cornerstones of a policy framework for developing a suitably skilled workforce are: broad availability of good-quality education as a foundation for future training; a close matching of skills supply to the needs of enterprises and labour markets; enabling workers and enterprises to adjust to changes in technology and markets; and anticipating and preparing for the skills needs of the future. (International Labour Organization (ILO))
>> CTEs Role in Worker Retraining
This Issue Brief describes how career and technical education (CTE) programs play a pivotal role in retraining adults and providing them the skills needed to re-enter the workforce or advance along career pathways. (Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE))
>> Enabling Fruitful Learning in Organizations
In our disruptive world, an organization's capacity to facilitate learning—to acquire, apply, and spread new insights-has been touted as the fundamental strategic capability and a leading source of competitive advantage. (Queen's University Industrial Relations Centre)
>> Conceptual evolution and policy developments in lifelong learning
The Forum and the papers collected in this publication seem to regards lifelong learning as a concept resting upon the integration of learning and living - both horizontally in life-wide contexts across family, cultural and community settings, study, work and leisure, and vertically over an individual's whole life from birth to old age. (UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning)
>> Partnering with Employers to Promote Job Advancement for Low-Skill Individuals The research presented is useful to agencies working with low-skill individuals, policymakers and businesses.
(National Institute for Literacy)
>> Beyond Basic Skills: State Strategies to Connect Low-Skilled Students to an Employer-Valued Postsecondary Education
This publication gives an overview of low-skilled student success trends in educational programs, the public costs of those trends, and the status of existing services. (Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP))
>> Guide to Adult Education for Work: Transforming Adult Education to Grow a Skilled Workforce
This guide outlines specific steps for transforming adult education programs by stepping up service delivery to individuals who lack the fundamental literacy, English language, and work readiness skills needed for family sustaining employment and career advancement. (Jobs for the Future)
>> Promoting Learner Transitions to Postsecondary Education and Work: Developing Academic Readiness Skills from the Beginning
This brief describes the importance of teaching adult learners postsecondary and workplace readiness skills to transition to and participate successfully in higher levels of education or employment. (Center for Applied Linguistics)
>> Business Results Through Essential Skills and Literacy
This guidebook can be used by businesses or literacy providers to develop assessments of the essential skills needed in the workplace to improve or maintain the skills necessary to stay competitive. (Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters)
>> Doing business together: Adult Education and Business partnering to Build a Qualified Workforce
The document draws on the experience of 20 states with extensive experience in workforce and workplace education programming. (Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy)
>> Research paper. Vocational education and training for the common good - The macrosocial benefits of VET
VET might be expected to offer macrosocial benefits through two mechanisms: the aggregate human capital stock and education equity. (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training - CEDEFOP)
>> Document. Labor competency certifications in commercial occupations: a literature review
Firms generally seek to acquire a competent and stable workforce, as well as to maintain and upgrade the aggregate knowledge and skills of their workers at the lowest possible cost. In doing so, they routinely face imperfect and assymetrical information, together with recruiting, turnover, and other transaction costs. (World Bank)
>> Annual Report. Compare and learn more about the European national vocational education and training systems
Country reports are a product of the VET in Europe project and review vocational education and training systems in Member States, Iceland and Norway. They are prepared and updated by ReferNet, according to a common structure provided by Cedefod. (CEDEFOD)



ACFP / Le tour du web

Chaque mois, l'Association canadienne de la formation professionnelle vous présente une recension de documents et de liens pertinents sur différentes spécialités et thématiques liés au domaine. N'hésitez pas à faire vos commentaires et suggestions à l'adresse info@cva-acfp.org.

>> CANADA/QC. Rencontre des partenaires - Une rencontre déterminante pour le renouvellement de la main-d'œuvre au Québec
Au terme de la rencontre des partenaires qui se tenait au Centre des congrès, la ministre de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport, Mme Line Beauchamp, et la ministre de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale, Mme Julie Boulet, ont annoncé des mesures concrètes pour améliorer l'adéquation entre la formation et les besoins du marché du travail. (Gouvernement du Québec)
>> CANADA/QC. Rencontre des partenaires sur l'adéquation formation-emploi – Pour MEQ, simplicité et flexibilité sont les deux mots d'ordre pour répondre à la pénurie de main-d'œuvre qualifiée
MEQ précise que l'adéquation formation-emploi doit agencer les ressources et les moyens disponibles de manière à ce que les entreprises puissent disposer d'une main-d'œlig;uvre dont les qualifications sont à la fois ajustées à leurs besoins et ajustables à l'évolution technologique et à la modernisation des processus de production. (Manufacturiers et exportateurs du Québec (MEQ))
Mémoire de MEQ. Agencer les ressources et les moyens dans une dynamique d'investissement
>> http://qc.cme-mec.ca/download.php?file=govrw76n.pdf 
>> CANADA/QC. Formation et besoins du marché du travail – Une plus grande adéquation est nécessaire pour donner au Québec les outils pour prospérer, estime le Conseil du patronat
Le Conseil du patronat réitère l'importance pour le Québec de favoriser un meilleur arrimage entre la formation offerte par les établissements d'enseignement et les besoins du marché du travail afin de permettre aux entreprises d'accroître leur productivité et de créer ainsi davantage de richesse. (Le Conseil du patronat du Québec)
>> CANADA/QC. Rapport d'activité 2009/2010. Fonds de Développement et de reconnaissance des compétences de la main-d'œuvre
Ce rapport présente de l'information sur les résultats atteints lors des activités de formation subventionnées par le Fonds et les activités liées à l'application de la Loi favorisant le développement et la reconnaissance des compétences de la main-d'œuvre pour l'exercice financier couvrant la période du 1er avril 2009 au 31 mars 2010.
>> FRANCE. Tout ce que vous devez savoir sur le Dif
Un droit individuel à la formation (Dif) se traduit par un nombre d'heures que l'on cumule en vue de suivre des modules de formation. (Le JournalduNet)
>> FRANCE. La formation continue dans l'enseignement supérieur
La formation continue universitaire accentue son caractère professionnalisant avec le doublement des contrats de professionnalisation et l'allongement de la durée des stages en entreprise. (Ministère de l'éducation nationale)
>> FRANCE. Les apprentissages développés au cours de transitions professionnelles : le cas des responsables adjointes de crèches collectives
Les résultats mettent en évidence que la transition s'accompagne d'un processus de développement professionnel (combinant apprentissage sur le tas, réflexion sur la pratique et les situations vécues, accompagnement par des pairs) et d'un processus de construction identitaire caractérisé par des tensions intra et inter-subjectives. p 129 (Recherches en éducation)
>> UE. L'éducation formelle des adultes : l'apprentissage tout au long de la vie en pratique Le rapport est ciblé sur les opportunités pour les adultes peu qualifiés d'obtenir une qualification formelle, et couvre également les politiques et les mesures visant à promouvoir la participation des adultes qui souhaitent reprendre des études supérieures. (Agence exécutive éducation, Audiovisuel et Culture de l'Union Européenne via erta.ca)
>> Le temps de dépasser les simples compétences
Les gens diplômés et bourrés de compétences sont nombreux de nos jours; pour se démarquer, pour accéder à des niveaux supérieurs, il faut avoir plus. (La Presse)
>> Portrait-robot du manager de demain
Compétences techniques, envies personnelles ou qualités relationnelles, découvrez les différentes facettes des chefs d'équipe de demain. (Le JournalduNet)
>> Executive education : les meilleures formations continues pour cadres
Le Financial Times dresse le classement des meilleures écoles sur leurs programmes à destination des dirigeants et des cadres. (Le JournalduNet)
>> Appréciation des stagiaires au sujet des apprentissages effectués en contexte de stage en enseignement
Le but de la recherche est de comprendre le sens que donnent les stagiaires à leur expérience de formation. (Association canadienne d'éducation de langue française- ACELF)
>> L'évolution de la formation professionnelle continue: une perspective internationale Les entreprises ont tendance à ne pas suffisamment investir dans la formation de leurs travailleurs, notamment parce qu'elles négligent les bénéfices des formations dispensées pour les éventuels futurs employeurs. (EDHEC Bussiness School via erta.ca)