Each week, CERIC is on the lookout for the latest reports related to career development. Here are six reports that we found interesting this week:
This study finds that an aging workforce is affecting all occupations, but also that there is considerable variation in the extent and pace of aging across occupations. For instance, health-care professions are aging rapidly, while emerging occupations are less affected, because they are characterized by rapid growth.
RescueWorks: Unlocking Refugee Women’s Potential (Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and International Rescue Committee)
According to this report, refugee women could generate up to $1.4 trillion to annual global GDP if employment and wage gaps were closed. The report also found that in some countries, refugee women’s labour market participation is as low as 6%.
Careers and labour market information: an international review of the evidence (Education Development Trust)
Effective careers advice is impossible without good quality labour market information, this report argues. Among its findings:
- There is a need for a clear and inclusive view about what is meant by LMI
- Careers professionals need to be appropriately skilled in the use and mediation of LMI and keep their knowledge up to date
- The use of LMI should be linked to insights derived from the developing ‘theory’ of careers decision-making
In this study of over 700 Canadian women and men of colour, researchers found a worrisome story of emotional tax and consequent attrition. It found that in Canada, Black, East Asian and South Asian professionals who are highly on guard against experiences of bias at work have a dangerously high intent to quit, ranging from 50% to 69%.5.
If schools are to create competency-based and personalized learning experiences for every student and ensure students know how to collaborate and communicate, then those who are teaching them need to lead their own learning as well. Over the past several years, the micro-credentialing movement has offered some hope for doing the business of K-12 professional development in different ways.
With new technology comes implications for the labour market. Among the top emerging technologies: bioplastics, social robots, DNA data storage and advanced food tracking.
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