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7 reports that caught our eye the week of Sept. 29, 2019

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Each week, CERIC is on the lookout for the latest reports related to career development. Here are seven reports that we found interesting this week:

Early Supports for Accessing Postsecondary Education: Good, Bad or Indifferent? (HEQCO)

To ensure that more underrepresented students successfully graduate from high school and make it to post-secondary, Ontario high schools should end the practice of streaming students in Grades 9 and 10 into academic and applied tracks of study, this report argues. It also recommends governments and institutions better fund and promote post-secondary transition and bridging programs.

Unlocking the Potential of Migrants (OECD)

Among the millions of asylum seekers who recently arrived in OECD countries, the majority are young people who may be able to take advantage of vocational education and training (VET) opportunities to help them enter skilled employment. This report provides advice to governments and other stakeholders who are seeking to use VET to promote integration, in particular for young humanitarian migrants.

Navigating the Roadmap for Change – Advancing the Senate Committee’s Recommendations for a Stronger Charitable Sector (Mowat NFP)

This report responds to the Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector’s June 2019 report, Catalyst for Change: A Roadmap to a Stronger Charitable Sector, offering recommended next steps for the federal government.

Workplace accommodations for employees with disabilities in Canada, 2017 (Statistics Canada)

This fact sheet presents findings from the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability. Among the key findings:

  • Of employees with disabilities aged 25 to 64 years, more than one in three (37%) required at least one workplace accommodation to be able to work. This represented just over 772,000 Canadians.
  • The most commonly required type of workplace accommodations were flexible work arrangements (27%), workstation modifications (15%), and human or technical supports (6%).
State of the Nation 2019 (The Careers & Enterprise Company)

A comprehensive assessment of careers education in England. The report finds that careers education is improving everywhere, alongside young peoples’ skills and work readiness.

Charting the Future for Labour Market Information – 2018-2019 Annual Report (Labour Market Information Council)

This report lays out LMIC’s strategic plan, its partnerships, its future plans and its outputs.

What is a meaningful encounter with the world of work? (Education and Employers)

This article captures what is meant by “meaningful encounters” and describes a toolkit developed to help state schools plan their career provision and identify and help young people who need more support: those who are disengaged from learning or have misaligned aspirations and/or are uncertain about their future.


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Lindsay Purchase Administrator
Lindsay Purchase oversees CERIC’s tri-annual magazine, Careering, and the CareerWise website, along with the CareerWise Weekly newsletter. She has a background in journalism, having worked previously as a digital editor and reporter. Lindsay is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Global Studies program.
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Lindsay Purchase Administrator
Lindsay Purchase oversees CERIC’s tri-annual magazine, Careering, and the CareerWise website, along with the CareerWise Weekly newsletter. She has a background in journalism, having worked previously as a digital editor and reporter. Lindsay is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Global Studies program.
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