The Alliance of Sector Councils (TASC)

Dealing with Downsizing (2009)

In this document, The Alliance of Sector Councils (TASC) offers practical tips to help businesses minimize the impact of tough economic times on their organizations.

The suggestions are divided into three categories: holding on to the employees the business needs; avoiding layoffs altogether; and, as a last resort, handling layoffs in the best manner possible.

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2012-10-31

Newcomers in Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Are SMEs Ready to Hire Internationally Trained Workers? (2012)

TASC Research Report

This document, prepared by The Alliance of Sector Councils (TASC), looks at the convergence of two trends: first, increasing competition and employer need for skilled workers and, second, the growing importance of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as major employers.

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2012-09-17

Older Workers as Important Labour Force Participants (2011)

A Discussion Paper

Canada faces shortages of skilled workers in many sectors. This discussion paper examines the potential for easing those shortages by improving the rates of retention and re‐engagement of older workers.

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2012-09-05

Skills Agenda (2010)

Helping the Economic Recovery

This document brings together a number of articles that deal with the tools, programs and resources developed and delivered by Canada’s sector councils. Sector councils are industry-led partnership organizations that address skills development issues and implement solutions in key sectors of the economy.

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2012-08-30

Skills Development in the North...And How Sector Councils Can Help (2011)

This paper was prepared for sector councils and other labour market stakeholders with an interest in exploring skills development in Canada’s three territories. It introduces readers to a number of key issues that are priorities for the North and provides information about some sector councils that are working on solutions to the challenges faced.

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2012-08-23

International Perspectives on Labour Market Intelligence (2012)

This document was authored by The Alliance of Sector Councils (TASC) and published by the International Network of Sector Skills Organizations (INSSO).

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2012-06-14

Skills Agenda: Helping the Economic Recovery (2010)

This is a compilation of articles commissioned by The Alliance of Sector Councils (TASC) to provide an overview of the tools, programs and resources developed and delivered by Canada’s sector councils.

The material is grouped according to four themes: job-ready education; supporting diversity; training, standards, and labour market intelligence (LMI); and international comparisons.

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2011-12-16

Setting the Standard (2008)

Accepted Principles and Recommended Practices for National Occupational Standards, Certification Programs and Accreditation Programs

The voluntary guidelines contained in this document provide common protocols to support the planning, development, implementation, and maintenance of national occupational standards and personnel certification programs, and the accreditation of educational or training courses and programs. The rationale for using common protocols is to maximize efficiency, minimize cost, and optimize the benefits of a harmonized system.

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2011-12-16

Skills Development Fact Sheet: Providing Key Labour Market Intelligence (2011)

This document is part of a series prepared by The Alliance of Sector Councils (TASC), a network of more than 35 sector councils and similar organizations across Canada.

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2011-08-26

Skills Development Fact Sheet: Skills Development for SMEs (2011)

The authors provide brief descriptions of a variety of programs developed by sector councils to provide skills development for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s). Sector councils are industry‐led partnerships that bring together representatives from business, labour, education, and other professional groups to address sector‐wide human resource issues.

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2011-08-26

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