Women's Access to Training in New Brunswick (1999)

This paper examines and analyses women's access to training in New Brunswick, both before and after changes to which level of government is responsible for training. This gender-based analysis is done with the use of data from community colleges, the Student Loan program and the Skill, Loans and Grants program. In addition, data from questionnaires and focus groups on women's experience of access to training is incorporated into the discussion.

The paper begins with a review of what has been written on the barriers to training faced by women. While men and women may face a number of the same barriers, these barriers may affect women and men differently. In addition, women face barriers which are not faced by men to anything like the same extent.

Following this, the paper provides an overview of training programs in New Brunswick from the seventies to the present day. The author then looks at each training program in terms of its social, political and policy context, its purpose and rationale, its eligibility requirements and the numbers and percentages of women compared to men trained under it. The author examines female enrolment patterns at the community colleges in terms of programs and the age of students which show some significant patterns. She discusses some of the issues that emerged in her examination of training programs for women concerning sponsorship, eligibility requirements, women-only and bridging programs and training opportunities for social assistance recipients. Finally, the author suggests reasons why the programs have or had a differential impact on men and women and look at what the future may hold for women in training programs in the province.

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Joan McFarland. Women's Access to Training in New Brunswick 1999. Web. 2 Feb. 2023 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/womens/womenacc.pdf>
Joan McFarland (1999). Women's Access to Training in New Brunswick. Retrieved February 2, 2023, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/womens/womenacc.pdf
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