A newly released study by The Canadian Chamber of Commerce calls on governments, education providers, and businesses to collaborate in order to mitigate skills mismatching and to help students transition from education to employment.
The new report A Battle We Can’t Afford to Lose: Getting Young Canadians from Education to Employment, considers three factors it says affect young Canadians’ ability to join the labour market: labour market information, career decision-making, and work-integrated learning.
The Chamber identifies the development of basic skills—including literacy, numeracy, technological literacy, and problem solving—as a priority issue. The report emphasizes the value of “soft” skills, including relationship-building skills and communication skills, as being particularly important for entry-level positions,
It also it highlights the importance of strong labour market information to help guide career decision-making, curricula design, recruitment strategies, and education policy-making. Read the blog