Lifelong learning in Ontario: improved options for mid-career, underserved learners

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This paper explores the options available to displaced workers and other adult learners in Ontario who wish to upgrade their skills to improve their prospects of finding new work, and considers how government and postsecondary institutions might better serve mid-career adults. In its most recent budget, the Ontario government announced plans to support the development of short-duration credential programs that focus on skills that employers are seeking and that help people find stable work more efficiently. It promised to launch a micro-credentials pilot to promote the development of new...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Lifelong learning; Providers of education and training; Policy; Disadvantaged

Keywords: Displaced worker; Institutional role; Government role; Basic skill; Employability; Employment service; Micro-credentials; Skill upgrading; Retraining; Competency based training

Geographic subjects: Canada; North America

Published: Toronto, Ontario: Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario, 2019

Physical description: 34 p.

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Resource type: Paper

Call number: TD/TNC 138.150

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