The Future of VET occupations indicator brings their employment outlook up to 2030.
The Future of VET occupations indicator brings their employment outlook up to 2030.
Investigation on the feasibility of using the US Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to link job–worker characteristics, such as skill importance and level ratings, to Canadian jobs. With its strong theoretical and empirical foundations and the similarity between the Canadian and US economic systems, O*NET is a credible source of occupational data for the Canadian labour market.
En français. Canada et États-Unis. Cartographie des compétences professionnelles : Mise en correspondance du système étatsunien (O*NET) et canadien (CNP)
Recognition, validation and accreditation of youth and adult basic education as a foundation of lifelong learning
This report aims to support Member States to improve and recalibrate their approaches to the recognition, validation and accreditation of non-formal and basic education so that young people and adults who have already been let down by the formal education system are not failed again.
En français. Reconnaissance, validation et accréditation de l’éducation de base des jeunes et des adultes en tant que fondement de l’apprentissage tout au long de la vie
Overqualification among immigrants is a well-documented issue in Canada. In general, immigrants are more likely than the Canadian-born population to hold positions that require lower levels of education.
En français. Canada. La persistance de la surqualification en emploi des immigrants et des non-immigrants
The European Skills Agenda sets quantitative objectives for upskilling (improving existing skills) and reskilling (training in new skills) to be achieved within the next 5 years. Its 12 actions focus on skills for jobs by partnering up with Member States, companies and social partners to work together for change, by empowering people to embark on lifelong learning, and by using the EU budget as a catalyst to unlock public and private investment in people’s skills.
En français. UE.Stratégie européenne en matière de compétences
USA. Education Policy Issues for the COVID-19 Era: Policy Actions and Responses to Leverage the Moment for Future Readiness
The report offers strategic guidance to policymakers who seek to emerge from the pandemic with a stronger, more capable, and more equitable K-12 education system.
Industry involvement in the development and delivery of vocational education and training (VET) is seen as crucial to ensure students have the relevant skills that employers need. The global skills dilemma: how can supply keep up with demand?: the Hays Global Skills Index 2019/20 is an annual assessment of the trends that impact labour markets and how easy or hard it is for organisations to find the skilled employees they need.
Canadians are facing unprecedented challenges because of COVID-19, and students are no exception. Not only have their studies been disrupted, but many have lost jobs or job prospects, raising concerns about their financial circumstances and their academic future.
In French. COVID-19. Canada. Répercussions de la pandémie de COVID-19 sur les étudiants du niveau postsecondaire
The report presents the results of the trends mapping study on the future of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) teaching. The study aimed to engage the international TVET community to: (i) improve the understanding of the implications of global disruptions; (ii) gather knowledge, insights, experiences; and (iii) highlight promising practices in preparing TVET teaching staff to deliver the skills needed in the 21st century and beyond.
A look at how a range of experts across Canada are thinking about the future of employment, as well as which trends they believe are most likely to create change.
In French. Canada. Une Décennie D’avance: L’emploi en 2030
This study provides a detailed examination of the risk of job transformation due to automation faced by different groups of Canadian workers based on the tasks that they perform.
In French. Canada. L’automatisation et la transformation des emplois au Canada : qui est à risque?
Indigenous businesses are growing and — importantly — creating employment for others. Further, self-employment and entrepreneurship is increasing. If there is an opportunity for the next generation, and for current adult workers, to leapfrog into the future of Canadian work, it may very well be through Indigenous-led business.
In French. Canada. Portrait de la situation : l’acquisition de nouvelles compétences et l’emploi chez les Autochtones au Canada
This report provides evidence in support of the development of indicators of a benchmark to monitor work-based learning in formal VET.
Work-integrated learning is widespread among Canadian students. The COVID-19 pandemic has upended many of these activities. According to the results of a recent crowdsourcing initiative, which measured the impact of the pandemic on the academic life of postsecondary students, about one-third (35%) of all participants reported that the pandemic resulted in the cancellation or postponement of their work-integrated learning.
En français. Canada. L’apprentissage intégré au travail dans le contexte de la pandémie de COVID-19
Analytical synthesis of the 2nd Regional Workshop for Exchange between Vocational Training Actors in Africa and their Mutual Strengthening, held in Nairobi from 18-20 June 2019.
En français. Afrique. Des systèmes d’EFTP de qualité pour une transition formation-emploi réussie des jeunes en Afrique
This note provides guidance on reducing the adverse impact of the pandemic on TVET provision and enhancing the contribution TVET can make to mitigating the health, social, and economic impact of COVID-19.
Young people face an uncertain future in the labour market because of automation, the narrow focus of much vocational training and the lack of jobs to match their qualifications.
En français.Tendances mondiales de l’emploi des jeunes 2020 – L’exclusion des jeunes de l’emploi et de la formation s’accroît
Canada. Influences: Lessons from policy and practices in literacy and essential skills in Canada, 1990-2019
The report explores the numerous issues dealing with literacy and essential skills and the evolution of these concepts in the past thirty years. It also analyzes trends with respect to government policies and their impacts on workers, learners, and the communities affected.
En français. Canada. Influences : leçons tirées des politiques et des pratiques en alphabétisation et compétences essentielles au Canada, 1990-2019
Canadians’ needs for skills training and education are changing quickly.
-Understanding the Future of Skills: Trends and Global Policy Responses
-Solving the Skills Puzzle: The Missing Piece is Good Information
-Thinking Twice About Technology and the Future of Work
-Bridging the Digital Skills Gap: Alternative Pathways
-Employment Gaps and Underemployment for Racialized Groups and Immigrants in Canada: Current Findings and Future Directions
-Skills Gaps, Underemployment, and Equity of Labour-Market Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities in Canada
-Return on Investment: Industry Leadership on Upskilling and Reskilling their Workforce
-Leveraging the Skills of Social Sciences and Humanities Graduates
En français. Canada. Une série de brefs rapports sur l’avenir des besoins en compétences
Students want forecasts of future job openings to help them identify job prospects in their ideal occupation and to understand the level of competition they may face when joining the labour market.
En français. Canada. Discussion avec des étudiants : les perspectives d’emploi qu’ils veulent
A changing economy and rapid advancements in technology have resulted in mismatches between employers’ needs and workers’ skills in a number of fields — and are likely to continue to generate new ones. Many people in postsecondary education and workforce development see community college career and technical education (CTE) as a way to fill shortages in the labor market while providing a pathway to economic mobility for many Americans. One important question is: Are they equipped to provide those pathways to economic mobility equitably?
This report describes experiential learning opportunities in high school for students interested in learning about the skilled trades.
European VET varies between countries and is becoming more diverse in its programmes and qualifications and also expanding into higher levels, challenging the perception of higher education as exclusively academically oriented. In some countries, this reflects a step towards making lifelong learning a reality; in others, traditional VET is coming under pressure from declining youth cohorts and a growing preference for general education and training. Such negative developments can be seen as a forewarning of future challenges.
COVID-19. Europe. How are European countries managing apprenticeships to respond to the COVID-19 crisis?
ll the countries surveyed make efforts to keep up with the learning at school via distance learning and maintain the contracts with the companies. The aim is not to lose the year, although most countries are still working out how to deal with the final assessment (postponement being the worst-case scenario).
Distance learning however is piecemeal, and its use very much depends on the schools’ and teachers’ e-skills and availability, and on sectors. Its use ranges from mere communication/keeping in touch with students, to access to resources (videos etc.), to actual teaching. Some countries are considering virtual final assessment.
In this report, we address the following questions:
-What are the opportunities and barriers in districts and in states to build and sustain systems of assessments that support competency-based education over the short- and long-term?
-As district and state leaders transform educational models to support competency-based learning, what role could assessment play at each level to advance important equity goals?
-How might a balanced assessment system support competency.
The report looks at top research and skills training programs that are succeeding internationally, and highlight for Canadian policymakers key features driving success.
En français. Canada. Comprendre l’avenir des compétences. Tendances et réponses politiques dans le monde
Canada/Ontario. Government’s Role in Digital Learning: Review and Recommendations for the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities
The report calls for new plan and objectives for Ontario’s postsecondary online-learning initiatives.
En français. Canada/Ontario. Rôle du gouvernement dans l’apprentissage numérique: Examen et recommandations pour le Ministère des Collèges et Universités de l’Ontario
Africa. Exploring new sources of large-scale job creation: The potential role of Industries Without Smokestacks
Among the top challenges facing the continent continues to be the mismatch between trends and job creation. With rapid population growth and urbanization, African leaders must fashion and implement policies to encourage job creation and maintain service delivery.