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US. Unemployment: The New Artisan Economy

US. Unemployment: The New Artisan Economy | Vocational education and training - VET | Scoop.it
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Manufacturing and construction jobs aren’t coming back. The workers now lack the skills required and realistically, it’s going to be hard to transform an illiterate and innumerate burger flipper into an IT support specialist overnight. There is emerging evidence that job retraining can be effective in teaching older workers new skills when done right. http://www.slate.com/articles/business/the_dismal_science/2012/07/unemployment_manufacturing_and_construction_jobs_aren_t_coming_back_americans_need_new_skills_.html

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The CVA-ACFP September 2014 Newsletter is out!

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In English http://cva-acfp.org/a/2014-09-en.html

In French http://cva-acfp.org/a/2014-09-fr.html

 

Each month, the Canadian Vocational Association presents a survey of relevant links and documents on various specializations and topics related to the field of professional training

The Newsletter is in English and French.

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Tous les mois, l'Association canadienne de la formation professionnelle vous présente une compilation de documents et de liens pertinents sur différentes spécialités et thématiques liés au domaine de la formation professionnelle.
Le bulletin est en anglais et en français.
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- Become a member http://cva-acfp.org/membership/becoming-a-member 
- Join us in LinkedIn http://goo.gl/O9isT 
- Twitter  https://twitter.com/CVA_ACFP
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Webinar. Government as Employer of Skilled Immigrants, Thursday, 30 October 2014, 13h30 to 14h30 (EDT)

Webinar. Government as Employer of Skilled Immigrants, Thursday, 30 October 2014, 13h30 to 14h30 (EDT) | Vocational education and training - VET | Scoop.it
Governments are Canada’s largest employers. Yet, immigrants are only about half as likely to work in the public sector compared to the Canadian-born population. This is despite immigrants being a key factor in net labour force growth across Canada.
On October 30, join us for the release of the new ALLIES report Government as Employer of Skilled Immigrants by Wayland Consulting to find out what practices and policies various levels of governments are using to encourage the employment of immigrants. The presentation will also explore what governments can do to prepare for, and respond to demographic shifts in the labour force.
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Surprise: A Majority of Millennials Don't Have a College Degree—That’s Going to Cost Everybody

Surprise: A Majority of Millennials Don't Have a College Degree—That’s Going to Cost Everybody | Vocational education and training - VET | Scoop.it
A "silent majority" of young people without college degrees and decent jobs are on a downwardly-mobile slide.
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There’s a lot of hoopla in the media about how Millennials are the best-educated generation in history, blah, blah, blah. But according to a Pew survey, that’s a distortion of reality. In fact, two-thirds of Millennials between ages 25 and 32 don’t have a bachelor's degree. The education gap among this generation is higher than for any other in history in terms of how those with a college degree will fare compared to those without. Reflecting a trend that has been gaining momentum in the rest of America, Millennials are rapidly getting sorted into winners and losers. Most of them are losing. That’s going to cost this generation a lot —and the rest of society, too.

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USA. Raising the Federal Minimum Wage to $10.10 Would Save Safety Net Programs Billions and Help Ensure Businesses Are Doing Their Fair Share

USA. Raising the Federal Minimum Wage to $10.10 Would Save Safety Net Programs Billions and Help Ensure Businesses Are Doing Their Fair Share | Vocational education and training - VET | Scoop.it
How would a minimum wage increase affect utilization rates, benefit amounts, and government spending on safety net and income support programs?
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If the minimum wage were raised to $10.10 an hour, 1.7 million Americans would no longer rely on government assistance, and government spending on current income-support programs would decline by at least $7.6 billion per year. This money could then be repurposed into either new programs or expansions of existing programs to fight poverty.

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If the minimum wage were raised to $10.10 an hour, 1.7 million Americans would no longer rely on government assistance, and government spending on current income-support programs would decline by at least $7.6 billion per year. This money could then be repurposed into either new programs or expansions of existing programs to fight poverty.

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Ebola infection in Dallas nurse underscores critical need for proper training

Ebola infection in Dallas nurse underscores critical need for proper training | Vocational education and training - VET | Scoop.it
the extreme precautions needed to treat Ebola are a new experience for most health care workers, and they need to practice extensively to learn the proper procedures.
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Webinar. How To Evaluate Mentoring, Friday, 7 November 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM AED

How effective is your mentoring program?
What people are gaining from the mentoring?
Are there ways to improve the participant’s experience and outcomes?

With ever-increasing demands on resources, it is critical that mentoring is shown to have a positive impact on the organization that invests in it, as well as the people involved.

I’ve been helping organizations design and implement mentoring programs since 1994. I have worked with mentors and those who are mentored in Australia and overseas. I have reviewed many mentoring programs and seen what works and what doesn’t.

In this complimentary webinar you will discover the answer to three key questions:

What return on investment can reasonably be expected from mentoring?
Can you put "hard" measures on "soft" values?
What and how can you evaluate?
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URGENT. Contractual Work Opportunity with the CVA, by Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 16h30 (ET)

Contractual Work Opportunity with the CVA

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The CVA has been solicited by an organization in New Zeland to plan and coordinate a two-week TVET Study Tour in Canada (particularly in the Toronto and Montréal areas) for a delegation from Indonesia. 
Although the official dates have yet to be determined, there is a good probability that it will be planned for the first two weeks of November 2014. 

The CVA is searching for a coordinator with previous similar experience who can:
. Collaborate in arranging the appointments;
. Receive the guests at the Toronto and Montréal airports;
. Accompany the guests to the various appointments
. Take photos and write a brief report relative to each visit
. Communicate in English and French


If you have this profile and you are interested and available, please contact Pierre Morin via email (pmforminc@gmail.com) or by phone (438-491-6001) NO LATER THAN TUESDAY OCTOBER 7 2014 16h30 (ET).

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Canadian Vocational Association / Association canadienne de la formation professionnelle's curator insight, October 2, 11:42 AM

The CVA has been solicited by an organization in New Zeland to plan and coordinate a two-week TVET Study Tour in Canada (particularly in the Toronto and Montréal areas) for a delegation from Indonesia. 
Although the official dates have yet to be determined, there is a good probability that it will be planned for the first two weeks of November 2014. 

The CVA is searching for a coordinator with previous similar experience who can:
. Collaborate in arranging the appointments;
. Receive the guests at the Toronto and Montréal airports;
. Accompany the guests to the various appointments
. Take photos and write a brief report relative to each visit
. Communicate in English and French


If you have this profile and you are interested and available, please contact Pierre Morin via email (pmforminc@gmail.com) or by phone (438-491-6001) NO LATER THAN TUESDAY OCTOBER 7 2014 16h30 (ET).

 

More on the CVA/ACFP http://cva-acfp.org

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Australia. Vocational training retooled

Australia. Vocational training retooled | Vocational education and training - VET | Scoop.it

ia. “INDUSTRY Minister Ian Macfarlane has declared the era of training for training’s sake is over. He says the bottom line to all of his reforms is “to give industry a greater say in the type of training that is delivered and the outcomes of training”.”


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Kathy Nicholson's curator insight, September 20, 3:24 PM

So we are going to train people for mining, oil and gas but no thought for renewables? Typical of LNP disconnect 

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Skills for Today's Workforce

Skills for Today's Workforce
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Links to communication skills, workplace skills, life skills, literacy skills.
http://www.khake.com/page3.html

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European Union. Prison education and training in Europe current state-of-play and challenges

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The report shows how education and training for prisoners help reduce the social costs of crime and support the rehabilitation of prisoners and their reintegration into society. It further provides an overview of key European policies and funding programmes related to prison education and training, highlighting their added value and contribution to the development of innovative and new approaches to education provision in prisons. It then looks into the current ‘state-of-play’ with regard to provision in prisons across Europe, providing some concrete examples from individual Member States.
http://ec.europa.eu/education/library/study/2013/prison_en.pdf

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Ghana. From Prejudice to Prestige: Vocational Education and Training in Ghana

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Recognizing non Formal Learning Experiences: Top-down or Bottom-up Approaches for Skills Alignment

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Adults have an active role in their own learning and training. Non formal and informal education is the cornerstone for a lifelong learning and career development. But related knowledge and skills, derived from several years of professional experience, personal development, or continuous vocational training, are hardly recognized in the formal education arena. Candidates for a diploma or qualification have to confront more or less referenced educational syllabus. For a better classification and promotion of individual knowledge and skills, and a more effective definition of associated competency proficiency levels, this paper investigates two approaches, supported with tools, so as to guide candidates in self-assessment and as such facilitate knowledge and skills validation by examination boards.
http://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/docs/00/79/75/29/PDF/EDUCON2012_Rouvrais-ShortPaperFebruary2.pdf

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Europe. Innovating on skills

Europe. Innovating on skills | Vocational education and training - VET | Scoop.it
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Countries with strong vocational education show lower youth unemployment rates.
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/todays-paper/tp-opinion/innovating-on-skills/article5449629.ece

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Webinar. Workforce Analytics of the Future: Using Predictive Analytics to Forecast Talent Needs, 11 November, 2014, 12h00 to 13h00 US Eastern

Webinar. Workforce Analytics of the Future: Using Predictive Analytics to Forecast Talent Needs, 11 November, 2014, 12h00 to 13h00 US Eastern | Vocational education and training - VET | Scoop.it
  
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On November 11, USC Professor and Talent Management Expert John Boudreau will share insights on the role of predictive analytics in optimizing talent decisions in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world. He will describe how HR leaders can match talent to needs, and will discuss how executives can better understand how to deploy and manage the growing number of contingent workers who are providing critical skills in a changing global economy.

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On November 11, USC Professor and Talent Management Expert John Boudreau will share insights on the role of predictive analytics in optimizing talent decisions in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world. He will describe how HR leaders can match talent to needs, and will discuss how executives can better understand how to deploy and manage the growing number of contingent workers who are providing critical skills in a changing global economy.

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Webinar. Closing the Skills Gap: Innovative Talent Management Solutions For a Changing Workforce, 28 October 2014, 12:00-1:00 US Eastern

Webinar. Closing the Skills Gap: Innovative Talent Management Solutions For a Changing Workforce, 28 October 2014, 12:00-1:00 US Eastern | Vocational education and training - VET | Scoop.it
Canadian Vocational Association / Association canadienne de la formation professionnelle's insight:

On October 28, in an interactive Harvard Business Review webinar, DeLong will share insights from his book, Closing the Skills Gap: Innovative Talent Management Solutions for a Changing Workforce. DeLong will provide ideas to help executives develop the leadership and workforce capabilities to drive future growth and innovation.

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Canadian Vocational Association / Association canadienne de la formation professionnelle's curator insight, October 21, 3:07 AM

On October 28, in an interactive Harvard Business Review webinar, DeLong will share insights from his book, Closing the Skills Gap: Innovative Talent Management Solutions for a Changing Workforce. DeLong will provide ideas to help executives develop the leadership and workforce capabilities to drive future growth and innovation.

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Higher Education: Ebola Virus Exposures and Response

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The risk to institutions is significant not only due to the nature of the virus but also because of multiple exposure routes that exist on campus.

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The risk to institutions is significant not only due to the nature of the virus but also because of multiple exposure routes that exist on campus.

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USA. Everyone in America Could Go to College for Free for the Amount of Money Spent on Mideast Wars

Students on the verge of entering high school have never known a time when the United States is not at war.
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And the eye-popping $4.4 billion we've already spent could just be the tip of the iceberg.

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And the eye-popping $4.4 billion we've already spent could just be the tip of the iceberg.
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Canada Career Week Summit: Beyond 2014, 3 to 7 November, 2014

Canada Career Week Summit: Beyond 2014, 3 to 7 November, 2014 | Vocational education and training - VET | Scoop.it
#canadacareerweek
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In recognition of our 10th Anniversary and Canada Career Week, CPC is holding our first ever VIRTUAL CAREER SUMMIT: BEYOND 2014.

This event is free for all who wish to attend.

The summit will consist of five 40-minute moderated panel discussions on a range of topics targeted towards Canadian job seekers, including:
Job Networking and Social Media
Managing your Career for the Future
The Resume that You Need Today
Different People, Different Challenges
Generational Career Intelligence

It will be a great opportunity for you, your colleagues, and their clients to hear up-to-date career or job search advice from industry experts.No registration is required to participate.

 

Simply visit the summit web page between November 3 and 7, 2014, to listen to the recordings. 

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In recognition of our 10th Anniversary and Canada Career Week, CPC is holding our first ever VIRTUAL CAREER SUMMIT: BEYOND 2014.

This event is free for all who wish to attend.

The summit will consist of five 40-minute moderated panel discussions on a range of topics targeted towards Canadian job seekers, including:
Job Networking and Social Media
Managing your Career for the Future
The Resume that You Need Today
Different People, Different Challenges
Generational Career Intelligence

It will be a great opportunity for you, your colleagues, and their clients to hear up-to-date career or job search advice from industry experts.No registration is required to participate.

 

Simply visit the summit web page between November 3 and 7, 2014, to listen to the recordings. 

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Germany scraps tuition fees for all universities

Germany scraps tuition fees for all universities | Vocational education and training - VET | Scoop.it
Politicians say charging young people for education is ‘socially unjust’. Hear that, Britain?
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MOOC on Teachers Training, 27 October 2014

MOOC on Teachers Training, 27 October 2014 | Vocational education and training - VET | Scoop.it
On behalf of UOC (Open University of Catalunya) and the Hands-On ICT project (EU funded project from the Lifelong Learning programme www.handsonict.eu), we
would like to inform about an upcoming MOOC on teacher training. The main aim of this course is to support educators in the design and adaptation of lessons or
learning activities that include the use of ICT tools. It is a practical and hands-on oriented MOOC during which educators will create a learning activity ready to be use in their educational scenarios afterwards.

Here are some reasons for joining this MOOC:
– take part of the first MOOC to be facilitated in 7 languages (English, Spanish, Catalan, French, Slovenian, Greek and Bulgarian)
– learn about ICT tools for learning and teaching
– learn how to apply the Learning Design Studio approach
– design a learning activity for your teaching activities ready to be implemented in your lessons
– try the beneficies of peer-mentoring, both as a mentor and a mentee
– benefit of the help of a team of international facilitators
– be part of a worldwide community interested in ICT in education
– try new learning tools such as Canvas, ILDE, Hangouts and others

The MOOC is free of charge and will start on October 27th. It lasts 5 weeks. By the end of it you will receive a certificate of participation and a set of badges compatible to be added on the Mozilla Backpack.
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UK. Number of NEETs at lowest level since 1994: report

UK. Number of NEETs at lowest level since 1994: report | Vocational education and training - VET | Scoop.it
According to a new report from the National Audit Office (NAO), ‘16-to 18-year old participation in education and training', the overall value for money of the £7 billion spent each year on this age group’s learning has increased.
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Skill deficits in developing countries: a review of empirical evidence from enterprise surveys

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This study aimed at assessing skills deficits in developing country contexts on the basis of firm data from World Bank Enterprise Surveys. A precise definition of skills deficit was used – employers’ perceptions of inadequate workforce a educational levels as a relative and absolute constraint to firm growth and performance - to assess the relevance of skills deficits in a set of 25 low- and middle-income countries. Although limited to the formal sector and to employer perceptions, the study nonetheless highlights a number of patterns concerning skills deficits in the development world of relevance for policy.
http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0021/002178/217890e.pdf

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USA. More Than a Major

USA. More Than a Major | Vocational education and training - VET | Scoop.it
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Business executives care more about their new hires' thinking, communication and problem-solving skills than they do about their undergraduate majors,
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/04/10/survey-finds-business-executives-arent-focused-majors-those-they-hire
Related survey. USA. It Takes More Than a Major: Employer Priorities for College Learning and Student Success
http://www.aacu.org/leap/documents/2013_EmployerSurvey.pdf

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Canada. Tackling the Top 10 Barriers to Competitiveness 2014

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The skills issue remains the main priority in 2014. http://www.chamber.ca/advocacy/top-10-barriers-to-competitiveness/Booklet_Top_10_Barriers_2014.pdf More at http://www.chamber.ca/advocacy/top-10-barriers-to-competitiveness/
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A College Degree Sorts Job Applicants, but Employers Wish It Meant More

A College Degree Sorts Job Applicants, but Employers Wish It Meant More | Vocational education and training - VET | Scoop.it
Students go to college partly to land jobs. But are graduates ready for them? The Chronicle and Marketplace asked employers if colleges meet their needs.
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Employers value a four-year college degree, many of them more than ever.
http://chronicle.com/article/The-Employment-Mismatch/137625/#id=overview

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