Canada. Thinkopolis: 2013 Year in Review + A Look Ahead to 2014
This report focuses on where the job growth is, new skills that are appearing in candidate resumes - and some that are fading away. Find out what the fastest growing job titles are right now - and see which previously popular vocations are vanishing from the landscape.
Tags : Canada; Analysis; Employment trend; Annual report 2013; Source: Workopolis;
Canada. 16th Annual Global CEO Survey - Key findings. The Canadian Summary |
Canada. Overall, talent remains a key issue as 63% of Canadian CEOs ranked the availability of key skills the biggest threat to growth prospects. Talent will continue to remain top-of-mind, as more than three quarters of Canadian CEOs plan to increase investment in creating and fostering a skilled workforce.
Overall. CEOs remain as concerned as ever about the availability of the key skills they need – 58% cited this as a problem compared with 54% in last year’s survey. The skills shortage is particularly acute in fast-growing markets such as Africa (where 82% of CEOs say availability is a problem).
For the Canada summary, select The talent challenge: A time for extraordinary leadership at the bottom of the page
The complete survey. Dealing with disruption Adapting to survive and thrive.
Tags: Canada; Target group: CEO; Skills - shortage; Survey; Document; Source: PwC - PricewaterhouseCoopers;
Canada/Ontario. Employment Outcomes of 2009 Graduates of Ontario University Undergraduate Programs
Students who complete their undergraduate programs at Ontario universities consistently experience high employment and earnings rates. They also find that the skills they gained in their programs match the skills they need at work.
Tags : Employability; Ontario; Canada; School-to-work transition; Target group: University students; Statistics; Survey; Source: Council of Ontario Universities;
India. Skills for all: new approaches to skilling India
This report highlights the challenges of skill development in India and presents new approaches that could be adopted to overcome these challenges. The purpose of the report is to encourage discussion that will evolve bigger and better ideas of overcoming the barriers in the skills development sector.
Tags : Trend - analysis; India; VET - development; Skills - development; Report; Source: Manipal City & Guilds; via Twitter @VOCEDplus;
Palestine. Qualitative and Quantitative Training Needs Assessment Study for Qualified Workforce within the Basic Work Levels
The study was prepared to determine quantitative and qualitative training needs of Palestinian labour force. The main results of the training needs assessment indicate:
- a higher interest in vocational education and training by school students and parents;
- a better status of youth graduated from vocational education and training in employment, especially for young women,
- that half of the surveyed employers' establishments employed vocational education graduates. More than half would prefer to employ vocational education graduates in the future, including female graduates.
Tags : Training - workplace; Assessment - report; Palestine; Training - needs; Source: TVET in Palestine;
Scotland. Modern Apprenticeship Outcomes report 2012
Modern Apprenticeships (MAs) lead to longer term employment, greater confidence and improved job prospects for young people, according to the report, based upon who had left their apprenticeship around six months previously.
Tags : Scotland; Survey; Apprenticeship; Annual report 2012; Source: Skills Development Scotland;
The OECD Skills Strategy
The OECD Skills Strategy provides an integrated, cross-government framework to help countries understand more about how to invest in skills in a way that will transform lives and drive economies. It is designed to provide a basis on which governments can begin converting “better skills policies” into jobs, growth, and “better lives”.
Tags : Target group: OECD countries; Employment - policy; Target group: Governments; Framework - policy; Trend - analysis; Strategy - workforce development; OECD - countries of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development; Skills - development; Document; Source: OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development;
Education at a Glance
The 2013 edition of Education at a Glance enables countries to see themselves in the light of other countries’ educational performance.
Tags : Education - indicators; Statistics 2013; Annual report 2013; Source: OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development;
Education to Employment: Designing a System That Works
Around the world, governments and businesses face a conundrum: high levels of youth unemployment and a shortage of job seekers with critical skills. How can a country successfully move its young people from education to employment? What are the challenges? Which interventions work? How can these be scaled up? These are the crucial questions.
Tags : Report; School-to-work transition; Employability; Target group: Youth; Youth - employment; Source: McKinsey; Trend - analysis;