Investing in Skills for Nova Scotia in the 21st Century (2009)

In this short document, the authors make the case for investing in lifelong learning in order to build a secure economic future in Nova Scotia.

The authors point out that many Nova Scotians lack the literacy skills to meet the demands of today’s economy. At the same time, many jobs available in the province do not give people the opportunity to use and build on their skills, and the shortage of “good” jobs may be a factor in people moving out of the province.

Improving literacy levels will pay off in labour market productivity; lower social assistance costs; greater tax revenues; better outcomes for children; better integration of newcomers; lower health-care costs; better rehabilitation of offenders; safer and more cohesive communities; and greater civic participation.

The authors call on governments, employers, unions, and educators to work together to promote literacy in all aspects of life, at all points in the life cycle.

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2013-09-16
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Literacy Nova Scotia. Investing in Skills for Nova Scotia in the 21st Century 2009. Web. 17 Feb. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/lns/investing_skills/investing_skills.pdf>
Literacy Nova Scotia (2009). Investing in Skills for Nova Scotia in the 21st Century. Retrieved February 17, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/lns/investing_skills/investing_skills.pdf
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