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:
A cross-Canada comparison of student financial aid policies over 20 years found that relative to other provinces (excluding Quebec), Ontario was one of only two provinces to have seen substantial improvements in post-secondary attendance rates of students from all income levels. Ontario also experienced the highest post-secondary attendance rate among students from the lowest-income households.
A province-by-province analysis of the Canadian tech industry and tech workforce. It also includes information about average wages and job postings.
This report finds that over 128,000 students aged 19 or younger enrolled full time in an undergraduate degree program in Canada in the fall of 2010. In 2011, one year after starting their undergraduate degree program, 89% of these students were still enrolled (persistent), continuing full or part time in the same program, while a small proportion (2%) continued their post-secondary studies but were pursuing a program other than an undergraduate degree.
Nearly 800,000 Canadians were employed in cultural occupations in 2015, according to the most recent census. However, this report shows that labour shortages exist in the cultural sector and, in some cases, are projected to worsen.
While there are many potential alignments between workers looking for jobs and employers looking for talent, a range of barriers prevent workers and employers from becoming aware of or acting on those opportunities. This report proposes a framework for identifying and realizing these opportunities, which could help guide the design of policies and programs aimed at supporting mid-career transitions.
Afterschool Programming as a Lever to Enhance and Provide Career Readiness Opportunities (American Institutes for Research)
This research brief discusses how to leverage after school time for preparing students for a career by employing a work-based learning developmental continuum for K–12 education and providing examples of after-school programs at each developmental stage.
Annual survey of online and digital learning in Canadian public post-secondary education (Canadian Digital Learning Research Association)
This survey found that there has been a 10% grown in online learning in Canada between 2018 and 2019. It also found that the majority of colleges and universities expect online enrolments to increase in the coming year.
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