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Friday, October 30, 2020
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Research & Trends

4 reports that caught our eye the week of Sept. 20, 2020

CareerWise is always on the lookout for the latest reports related to career development. Here are four reports that we found interesting this week:

Youth Aspirations and the Future of Work: A Review of the Literature and Evidence (International Labour Organization)

This report aims to (i) review the literature on the concepts and drivers of aspirations; (ii) develop a conceptual framework that relates labour market conditions to aspirations; (iii) map the existing survey-based evidence on the aspirations of youth worldwide; and (iv) provide insights into how to improve data collection, research and evidence-based policy-making related to young people’s aspirations.

Work exposure, exploration and experience (Education and Employers)

The paper explains the “WE3 Continuum” of Work Exposure, Work Exploration and Work Experience. It is full of practical examples to optimize the chances of young people in work and aimed at educationalists, employers and governments around the world.

The She-covery Project: Confronting the Gendered Economic Impacts of COVID-19 in Ontario (Ontario Chamber of Commerce)

The COVID-19 crisis is having a disproportionate economic impact on women, with women’s labour participation rate falling to its lowest in 30 years. This brief lays out a path to Ontario’s “she-covery” by offering practical recommendations to confront both immediate and longer-term challenges.

Adapting to the Changing World of Work: Final Report from the 2020 Survey on Employment and Skills (Environics Institute)

 The 2020 Survey on Employment and Skills began prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada. The survey finds that Canadians tend to have a positive assessment of both the impact of technological change and the value of the post-secondary education and skills training that they have received. At the same time, many are also concerned about job security for themselves or their family.


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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 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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