CareerWise is always on the lookout for the latest reports related to career development. Here are four reports that we found interesting this week.
This report – based on research from the UK – explores the issues that people from Black heritage backgrounds face during their early careers and makes recommendations on what employers can do to ensure that they are more inclusive and diverse.
Technological Transformations and the Automotive Services Industry: Meeting the Skills Challenges for Automotive Service Technicians in Québec (CRIMT)
This report examines the challenges facing the automotive services industry in Quebec as it transitions from selling and servicing traditional combustion-engine vehicles to new generations of motor vehicles. The automotive services industry provides an illustration of how technological change is affecting a traditional industry, in which the skill base is not necessarily where it needs to be, and training systems are showing gaps.
In 2019, an all-time high of 73% of Canadians aged 25 to 34 had earned a post-secondary qualification, compared with 59% in 2000. However, over half of students who participated in a crowdsourcing survey conducted at the beginning of the pandemic reported that their courses or work placements were postponed or cancelled, and almost all students reported that the classes that continued had moved online.
Roadmap or Roadkill: A Critical Look at the Government’s Strategy for Post-Secondary Education in Alberta (Parkland Institute)
This report critically argues the Government of Alberta’s “Alberta 2030: Building Skills for Jobs” plan is ill-advised, and the proposed changes would have a radical impact on Alberta’s post-secondary system. The authors state that the plan will result in downloading the direct and indirect costs of education onto students and their families.