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Developing skills in the Canadian workplace : the results of the Ekos Workplace Training Survey

Author: Gordon Betcherman; Norman Leckie; Kathryn Elizabeth McMullen; Canadian Policy Research Networks. Work Network.
Publisher: [Ottawa] : Canadian Policy Research Networks, ©1997.
Series: CPRN study (Canadian Policy Research Networks. Work Network), no. W 02.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the back cover: Human capital - people, their skills, and their knowledge - is a critical asset in a knowledge and technology based economy. Workplace training, as one important vehicle for developing human capital, can have significant impacts both on the performance of firms and on the employment prospects of individuals. Drawing on a wealth of new data collected from employers and employees across the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon Betcherman; Norman Leckie; Kathryn Elizabeth McMullen; Canadian Policy Research Networks. Work Network.
ISBN: 1896703151 9781896703152
OCLC Number: 37980948
Notes: "Work Network" --Cover.
Description: xvii, 152 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Series Title: CPRN study (Canadian Policy Research Networks. Work Network), no. W 02.
Responsibility: Gordon Betcherman, Norm Leckie, Kathryn McMullen.

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From the back cover: Human capital - people, their skills, and their knowledge - is a critical asset in a knowledge and technology based economy. Workplace training, as one important vehicle for developing human capital, can have significant impacts both on the performance of firms and on the employment prospects of individuals. Drawing on a wealth of new data collected from employers and employees across the country, this report profiles the patterns of workplace training in Canada, describes the factors driving the decisions that firms and employees make regarding training and identifies the factors that determine how effective training is. The authors find that, while the majority of firms do some kind of training, most lack a strong commitment to a "learning organization" culture. The result is that many employees have little access to formal training opportunities, which, in fact, is contributing to the polarization in the labour market. As knowledge and skill requirements continue to rise, strategies are needed to ensure that skills-upgrading opportunities are available to all workers. After reviewing the evidence on workplace training in Canada and presenting their analytical findings, the authors identify the key policy issues that need to be addressed.

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