Each week, CERIC is on the lookout for the latest reports related to career development. Here are five that we found interesting this week:
Parental Education and Postsecondary Attainment: Does the Apple Fall Far From the Tree? (Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario)
A sizeable gap exists between the post-secondary education completion rate of first-generation students and those whose parents attained a post-secondary credential, despite years of government policies meant to improve access for these and other underrepresented students, this HEQCO report finds.
LMIC delves into LinkedIn job advertisements, examing over 400,000 Canadian Premium jobs posted in 10 major cities in 2018. Three top skill groups appeared the most: business management, leadership and oral communication.
This report finds fewer than two in five post-secondary students report holding a job while enrolled that is related to their studies. Moreover, there appears to have been no increase in the proportion of students saying the jobs they hold while in post-secondary are relevant to their studies or provide them with experience leading into their careers.
The Institute’s research found that despite making up the majority of Ontario’s working-age population, when compared to men, women participate less in the labour market, work fewer hours and earn lower median, full-time incomes.
While Canada’s K-12 education system is a world leader in equipping children and young people with the skills they need, training opportunities for workers in the labour force are scarce and unevenly distributed. Less than one-third of Canadians receive job-related, non-formal education.
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