Protecting Our Most Valuable Resource: The Business Case for Lifelong Learning and Job-based Training (2011)

In 2010, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) surveyed employers about such issues as how workplace training benefits employers; the level of demand for training in the private sector; incentives necessary to meet the demand for workplace training; and the ideal model for training that works in all regions of the province and in all sectors of the economy.

In this document, the authors note that the survey revealed gaps in the current provincial workforce training system that limit its contribution to the development of a highly skilled workforce. Based on those survey results, they urge the Ontario government to adopt a client-centric approach to workforce training that targets the skills now or soon to be in demand and is based on clear, objective, and equitable administrative processes and procedures.

Specifically, the OCC recommends modernizing existing workforce training programs by consolidating funding into a single central fund available to both individuals and workplaces; transferring responsibility for program administration and delivery to regional, multi-stakeholder training hubs; and developing a stand-alone growth and innovation fund to encourage small and medium-sized enterprises to adopt new technologies that speed up the process of earning qualifications.

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978-0-9868179-2-2
Added: 
2011-11-08
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Ontario Chamber of Commerce. Protecting Our Most Valuable Resource: The Business Case for Lifelong Learning and Job-based Training 2011. Web. 16 May. 2022 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/ont_commerce/protecting_resource/protecting_resource.pdf>
Ontario Chamber of Commerce (2011). Protecting Our Most Valuable Resource: The Business Case for Lifelong Learning and Job-based Training. Retrieved May 16, 2022, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/ont_commerce/protecting_resource/protecting_resource.pdf
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