Each week, CERIC is on the lookout for the latest reports related to career development. Here are four that we found interesting this week:
The Competencies of Front-line Settlement Practitioners in Canada: A Background Research Report (ECaliber Group and Calience Research and Consulting)
This report – written in support of a project funded by CERIC to enhance understanding of the processes of capacity building of settlement workers – aims to better understand and articulate the nature of frontline settlement work, the context in which it is carried out, and to review what research and work has been undertaken toward strengthening the capacity of frontline settlement practitioners.
The goal of this report is twofold: First, to better understand the pathways of opportunity and/or barriers facing Indigenous students interested in studying journalism or media at a post-secondary level in Ontario; Second, to examine what journalism and media programs across Ontario are doing to develop and implement curriculum on coverage of Indigenous stories as called for by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
As automation increases, “uniquely human” or soft skills are among the most important skills wanted by employers, although they have difficulty finding the right candidates, according to this U.S. survey. It found soft skills are most in demand by employers (by at least 65 percent), while quantitative skills and computer and technical skills were less in demand (47 percent and 50 percent, respectively).
Canadians have big numbers in mind for future ‘nest egg’ – but many don’t have a plan to get them there (RBC)
Non-retired Canadians have big numbers in mind for the money they’ll need to save to ensure a comfortable financial future – averaging as high as $1.07 million in B.C. – but almost half (48%) don’t yet have a financial plan to help them reach that goal, according to the 2019 RBC Financial Independence in Retirement Poll.
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