Education and economy

Literacy – it means more than you think [Video - 0 :15] (2011)

A more skilled workforce means better jobs and a stronger economy

This brief video is one of a series of television ads developed to promote awareness of literacy. This ad specifically focuses on the economic boost that a more skilled workforce gives the economy.

The ads were sponsored by the Council of Atlantic Ministers of Education and Training (CAMET).

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2012-10-16

Plain Language Summaries: Literacy Skills, Occupational Assignment and the Returns to Over- and Under-Education (2008)

This paper is part of a series of summaries that explain, in straightforward language, a number of online research documents from Statistics Canada. It is part of a project carried out by the National Adult Literacy Database (NALD), with funding from the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL).

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2012-10-15

Clearer Sightlines to Employment: What Works for Job-Seekers with Low Educational Attainment (2012)

Becoming State of the Art: Research Brief No.2, 2012

This research brief, prepared by Essential Skills Ontario (ESO), explores options for involving business and industry representatives in the design and delivery of Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) training to provide a clearer path to employment for adults who lack a high school diploma.

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2012-10-05

Literacy – it means more than you think [Video - 0 :15] (2011)

A more skilled workforce is a more competent, efficient workforce

This short video is part of a series of television ads developed to promote the idea that literacy encompasses a broad range of skills.

This ad focuses specifically on the importance of literacy for companies and features a businessman explaining that literacy skills are vital for ensuring that his employees can use modern technology.

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2012-10-03

Understanding the Value, Challenges, and Opportunities of Engaging Métis, Inuit, and First Nations Workers (2012)

Report

The authors of this report point out that Canada’s Aboriginal population is the fastest growing segment of the country’s population and has a key role to play in helping Canada meet its future labour market needs. However, the labour market participation of the Aboriginal population lags behind that of the non-Aboriginal population.

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2012-09-18

Jobs of the Future: Options and Opportunities (2012)

In this document, the author begins by pointing out that the aging of the baby boom generation means there will be a significant decline in the proportion of Canada’s population in the prime working years of 15 to 64. At the same time, the emergence of the knowledge economy demands that the proportion of the labour force with postsecondary education or training must increase dramatically to prevent an economic crisis.

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2012-08-24

Report on the Survey on Workforce Requirements and Skills (2011)

This document outlines the results of a survey conducted among the members of Conseil économique du Nouveau-Brunswick (CÉNB) in March 2011.

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2012-08-21

Economic Downturn and Educational Attainment (2012)

Fact Sheet

The global economy went through a volatile period between 2008 and 2011. In Canada, that period was marked by an economic downturn that began in the fourth quarter of 2008 and was followed by a time of apparent recovery in employment after the third quarter of 2009.

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2012-08-20

The Business Case for Essential Skills in Construction (2010)

The research behind this report establishes a link between Essential Skills upgrading during early apprenticeship training and return on training investment for employers. The report contains three major sections: the impact of offering Essential Skills training for apprentices; the impact on return on training investment; and lessons learned from applying Essential Skills interventions.

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2012-07-23

An Analysis of Adult Aboriginal Literacy Levels in the Northwest Territories – Skills supply and demand - Part 4 [Video - 13:35] (2011)

This video is the final segment of a presentation by T. Scott Murray that explores the results of an analysis, completed in 2010, of adult Aboriginal literacy levels in the Northwest Territories, and looks at how those levels affect individuals, communities, and the nation. Murray is the president of DataAngel Policy Research, which collaborated with Bow Valley College in Calgary, Alberta, to produce the video presentation.

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2012-06-21

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