Expanding apprenticeship training in Canada: perspectives from international experience

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Author: Lerman, Robert I.


Concern about a rising 'skills gap' alongside high unemployment is emerging as a key competitiveness issue in North America. Both in Canada and the United States, companies report that it is becoming increasingly difficult to match job openings to available applicants. One common response is to focus on the education system's seeming inability to equip students with the capacity to perform well on competency tests. Another approach - one that is attracting policy analysts and policymakers throughout the world - emphasises a revival of technical and vocational education and training (TVET...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Apprenticeship; Skills and knowledge; Employment; Governance; Workforce development; Vocational education and training; Policy

Keywords: Skill development; Unemployment; Education and training system; Work based learning

Geographic subjects: Canada; North America; United States; Great Britain; Europe

Published: Ottawa, Ontario: Canadian Council of Chief Executives, 2014

Physical description: 39 p.

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Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 116.371

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