CareerWise is always on the lookout for the latest reports related to career development. Here are three reports that we found interesting this week.
Technological developments are one of the major forces behind the need for retraining, but they can also be part of the solution. In particular, artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to increase training participation, including among currently underrepresented groups, by lowering some of the barriers to training that people experience and by increasing motivation to train.
Saskatchewan’s Forest Sector: Future Skills for an Indigenous-Led Revitalization (The Conference Board of Canada)
Indigenous communities have built considerable economic power in Saskatchewan’s forest sector by supporting targeted training for community members throughout the forest value chain. However, the forest sector in northern Saskatchewan must contend with labour shortages, skills gaps, and the desire by Indigenous communities to expand the sector toward renewable and alternative forest products.
The most recent available data shows that college and university students who graduated in 2010 continue to experience robust earnings growth. On average, they saw their earnings grow from $42,800 in 2011 to $66,200 in 2018, an average annual pace of 6.4%. However, the data also reveals an earnings gap between male and female post-secondary graduates that widens each year.