Menial No More: A Discussion Paper on Advancing our Workforce through Digital Skills (2011)

This report was prepared by the Ontario Literacy Coalition (OLC), now called Essential Skills Ontario. It focuses on a growing gap between the traditional understanding of the labour market and its relationship to technology. New technologies are filtering down into all sectors of the economy and the result is that jobs once considered menial now require a set of complex digital skills.

The authors call for more emphasis on Essential Skills and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), in combination with vocational training. As well, industry groups must find new approaches to defining skills, approaches that allow workers to demonstrate the skills they have learned through formal education or on the job.

As well, the report calls for a concerted effort to help the 48 per cent of the population who possess less than level 3 literacy skills. Level 3 is the minimum required for participation in the knowledge economy.

To learn more about Essential Skills Ontario, please click here: http://www.essentialskillsontario.ca/.

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2011-10-28
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Ontario Literacy Coalition (OLC). Menial No More: A Discussion Paper on Advancing our Workforce through Digital Skills 2011. Web. 5 Dec. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/olc/menial_no_more/menial_no_more.pdf>
Ontario Literacy Coalition (OLC) (2011). Menial No More: A Discussion Paper on Advancing our Workforce through Digital Skills. Retrieved December 5, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/olc/menial_no_more/menial_no_more.pdf
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