Retention rates

Retention of Aboriginal Students in Post-Secondary Institutions in Atlantic Canada: An Analysis of the Supports Available to Aboriginal Students (2009)

A collective project between Cape Breton University, Dalhousie University, University of King's College, Memorial University, University of Prince Edward Island, Saint Mary's University and Saint Thomas University

This research project was designed to help Atlantic Canadian postsecondary institutions learn more about how they can enable Aboriginal students to succeed.

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2013-08-06

Recruiting and Retaining Apprentices: A Summary of Employer and Apprentices' Perspectives (2011)

In 2010-2011, the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) undertook a series of surveys and interviews with both employers and apprentices to better understand recruitment and retention practices in apprenticeship.

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2012-11-01

Registered Apprentices: The Cohorts of 1994 and 1995, One Decade Later (2010)

This report looks at completion and dropout rates for registered apprentices among two groups created from the Registered Apprenticeship Information System (RAIS). These groups are made up of registered apprentices who first enrolled in an apprenticeship program in 1994 or in 1995.

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2011-10-21

Will Employers Want Aging Boomers? (2008)

Discussion Paper Series

This report examines the current employer demand in the United States for older workers and explores how demand may be changing over time. It discusses the personal and social benefits of increased work by older adults, the reasons why baby boomers are likely to try to work longer than earlier generations, and whether employers appear to want older workers.

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2009-06-18

Learning Without Borders (2008)

An Introduction to Community-Based Adult Literacy in British Columbia

Learning Without Borders offers an introduction to community-based adult literacy in British Columbia. This resource has been designed to help those unfamiliar with this topic navigate the complexities of the adult literacy field in BC.

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2009-02-03

Lost Contacts: How to Prevent Them (2006)

This project looked at the issue of losing contact with learners and adopted the following three objectives as a result:

To analyze the data relating to lost contacts within the four Ontario literacy streams (Anglophone, Native, Francophone and Deaf).

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2007-05-18

Attrition in the Minto Literacy CASP (2002)

The scope and nature of attrition encountered in adult literacy programs was explored in context of the Minto Community Academic Services Program (CASP), a New Brunswick community-based program offering academic and intermediate adult upgrading services.

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2005-03-02

What Works: Recruitment and Retention of Ontario Works Clients - Phase 2 Report (2001)

The purpose of this project was to improve the overall participation and commitment of clients in Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) college programs in Ontario. The project consisted of two phases. Phase 1 studied the impact that increased numbers of Ontario Works clients had on LBS college programs, and gathered information on existing retention strategies used in colleges.

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2003-12-02

Who Wants to Learn? Patterns of Participation in Canadian Literacy and Upgrading Programs (2001)

The recruitment and retention of adult learners in literacy and upgrading programs remain major challenges. As well, there is little nationally representative information about the experience of people who attempt to access literacy services but are unsuccessful.

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2003-11-20

Encouraging Adults to Acquire Literacy Skills (1990)

This resource includes the following:
- Information on who are the low-literate adults?
- What is literacy and why is it important in our society?
- Why do low-literate adults not participate in programs?
- What participants say about coming to adult basic literacy programs?
- And what about dropouts?
- Learner recruitment and retention
- Useful resources

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2002-07-29

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