Alberta's Initiatives for Adult Learners: When Traditional Education Yields Diminishing Returns (1998)

Alberta’s Advanced Education and Career Development (AECD) program is developing the general employability skills of adult learners, particularly those who do not benefit from traditional academic programming.

The program includes the Adult Development Reform Initiative (ADRI), aimed at adults who have low levels of education and limited employability skills.

For most of these adults, topping up their academic education is enough to prepare them for work or further learning. Upgrading academic qualifications is less effective for others, however. ADRI addresses the needs of both groups by providing all adult learners with an appropriate mix of academic, employability, and occupation-specific knowledge and skills.

AECD also includes a labour market training initiative that focuses on a variety of areas. Career and employment assistance helps Albertans make informed decisions about their career, education, and employment goals, while job placement matches unemployed Albertans seeking work with employers needing to fill jobs.

Other parts of the labour market initiative focus on training on the job; skills for work; support for unemployed Albertans who want to start their own businesses; and local labour market partnerships that provide funding to help community partners address local labour market needs and issues.

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Kurtis Kitagawa. Alberta's Initiatives for Adult Learners: When Traditional Education Yields Diminishing Returns 1998. Web. 16 Jul. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cboc/employability_skills/albertas_initiatives_for_adult/albertas_initiatives_for_adult.pdf>
Kurtis Kitagawa (1998). Alberta's Initiatives for Adult Learners: When Traditional Education Yields Diminishing Returns. Retrieved July 16, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cboc/employability_skills/albertas_initiatives_for_adult/albertas_initiatives_for_adult.pdf
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