Canada. Financial information of community colleges and vocational schools, 2012/2013
The Financial Information of Community Colleges and Vocational Schools Survey provides financial information (income and expenditures) on all community colleges and vocational schools in Canada. This information provides a better understanding of the financial position, how spending takes place and the nature and extent of government support in this sector.
En français. Canada. Information financière des collèges communautaires et des écoles de formation professionnelle, 2012-2013
Tags : Annual report 2012-2013; Canada; Colleges and Universities; Education - spending; Source: Government of Canada/Statistics Canada; Vocational schools;
Canada. Labour Shortages in Skilled Trades – The Best Guestimate?
Labour shortages continue to exist across Canada, but they are sporadic and short-lived. The report explores skilled labour shortages in five trades in five Canadian provinces – Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Québec, and Newfoundland and Labrador.
Tags : Analysis; Canada/Alberta; Canada/Newfoundland and Labrador; Canada/Ontario; Canada/Québec; Canada/Saskatchewan; Shortage - skills; Shortage - workforce; Skills - shortage; Source: CGA - Certified General Accountants Association of Canada; Workforce - shortage;
Canada/Ontario. People Without Jobs, Jobs Without People: Ontario's Labour Market Future
With the emergence of our knowledge economy, the proportion of the labour force requiring some form of education or training beyond high school will increase dramatically. Using a variety of Canadian and U. S. estimates, it is concluded that by 2031 we will need 77% of our workforce to have post-secondary credentials (apprenticeship, university, college, industry, professional). Overall, we now stand at about 60%, with our younger population (25 to 34 years of age) at just over 66%.
Tags : Analysis - trends; Canada/Ontario; Employment trend 2031; Gap - skills; Report; Shortage - workforce; Skills - shortage; Source: Colleges Ontario; Trend - analysis; Trend - employment 2031; Workforce - shortage;
Canada/Ontario’s skills mismatch must be addressed
Good jobs can’t be filled because the people seeking work don’t have the right education and skills.
Related report. Canada/Ontario. The Need to Make Skills Work: The Cost of Ontario’s Skills Gap
Ontario is losing out on as much as $24.3 billion in economic activity and $3.7 billion in provincial tax revenues annually because employers cannot find people with the skills they need to innovate and grow in today’s economy.
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Tags : Analysis; Article; Canada/Ontario; Gap - skills; Mismatch training/workforce - skills; Report; Skills - mismatch training/workplace; Skills - shortage; Source: Conference Board of Canada; Source: The Star;
UK. Understanding Occupational Regulation
Understanding Occupational Regulation deepens our understanding of a policy lever which can raise skill levels via the introduction of minimum prescribed skills standards into an occupation or an aspect of it. Taking a predominantly qualitative approach, this report explores the design, implementation and impact of voluntary and mandatory occupational regulation in the UK.
Tags : Occupational regulation; Regulation - occupational; Report - evidence; Skills - standards; Source: UK Commission for Employment and Skills; United Kingdom;
European Union. Benefits of vocational education and training in Europe for people, organisations and countries
Some of VET’s most important benefits are difficult to express in monetary terms. Organisations, individuals and governments, consequently, may not take full account of VET’s benefits when deciding to invest in it. A better understanding all of its benefits may not only influence the likelihood of investing in VET, but is important for organisations competing on the basis of high quality goods and services where skills and attitudes need to combine to bring success.
Tags : Analysis; Document; European Union; Source: Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training; VET - vocational education and training;
Europe. Aiming Higher: Policies to get Immigrants into Middle-Skilled Work in Europe
Against a backdrop of aging populations and persistently low economic growth, few European governments are doing enough to help recent immigrants move from low-skilled precarious jobs and into decent work, says a new report by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) and International Labour Organization (ILO).
Related report. Aiming Higher: Policies to get Immigrants into Middle-Skilled Work in Europe
Tags : Employment - policy; Europe; Policy - immigration; Report; Source: ILO - International Labour Organization;
Education Policy Outlook 2015. Making Reforms Happen
Given different national contexts, individual countries’ reform challenges cannot be simply transposed into a different country or system. Nevertheless, countries face many similar challenges and implement reforms in similar areas. The 2015 edition of the Education Policy Outlook
provides a comparative review of policy trends. It explores specific reforms adopted across the OECD over the past seven years to help countries learn from one another and choose the reforms best adapted to their needs and context.
En français. Perspectives des politiques de l'éducation 2015: Les réformes en marche
Tags : Annual report; Educational policy; Educational reform; Policy - educational; Reform - educational; Source: OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development;
The World Development Report on Jobs, 2013
Jobs stresses the role of strong private sector led growth in creating jobs and outlines how jobs that do the most for development can spur a virtuous cycle. The report finds that poverty falls as people work their way out of hardship and as jobs empower women to invest more in their children. Efficiency increases as workers get better at what they do, as more productive jobs appear, and as less productive ones disappear. Societies flourish as jobs foster diversity and provide alternatives to conflict. Read here
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Tags : Annual report 2013; Source: World Bank;
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Correctional Education: A Meta-Analysis of Programs That Provide Education to Incarcerated Adults
Inmates who participate in correctional education programs have a 43 percent lower odds of returning to prison than those who do not. Employment after release is 13 percent higher among prisoners who participated in either academic or vocational education programs than those who did not.
Tags : Analysis; Document; Prison population; Rehabilitation; Source: Rand Corporation; Target group: Prison population; VET - vocational education and training;
Building Effective Employment Programs for Unemployed Youth in the Middle East and North Africa
This book first surveys international best practices for the delivery of employment services and then reviews the provision of those services in a selected group of countries in the MENA region, with a focus on public provision through existing public employment agencies. Findings indicate that public agencies in the region face many challenges to the effective delivery of employment programs-namely insufficient administrative capacity, system fragmentation, lack of governance and accountability, regulation bottlenecks, and flaws in program design.
Tags : Analysis; Best practice; Book; Employment - services; Employment - youth; Field: Employment services; MENA - Middle East and North Africa; Middle East; North Africa; Source: World Bank; Youth - employment;