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4 reports that caught our eye the week of Sept. 19, 2021

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

Exploring Students’ Motivations for Credit Accumulation (British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer)

This study sought to explore the reasons why students collect more credits than required for their credential(s) and their general feelings toward accumulation of excess credit. The results of the literature review showed that students in the United States and Canada completed more credits than required for their degree programs.

Education at a Glance (OECD)

This research provides key messages on major issues affecting students, teachers, parents and policy-makers. The indicators provide data on the structure, finances and performance of education systems across OECD countries and a number of partner economies.

Powering Up: Preparing Canada’s skilled trades for a post-pandemic economy (RBC)

According to this report, 25% of Canada’s tradespeople will need to upgrade their skills within five years amid significant digital disruption, and Canada will face a shortage of at least 10,000 workers in nationally recognized Red Seal trades over that period.

Higher education, geographical mobility and early-career earnings (UK Department of Education)

This research compares the early career earnings of similar people that do and do not attend higher education and the effect that geographical mobility has on these returns.

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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 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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