Canadians’ needs for skills training and education are changing quickly.
Through Skills Next, the Public Policy Forum, the Diversity Institute, and the Future Skills Centre are publishing a series of short review papers on the state of the skills and education ecosystem in Canada. These papers will present the current knowledge on important issues and identify under-researched opportunities for policymakers to explore.
A first set of Skills Next reports will be published beginning on Jan. 20, with a new report released every day. A second set will begin on Jan. 27:
Links will become available here, as reports are released
Week 1 – Starting Jan. 20
- Jan. 20 — Understanding the Future of Skills: Trends and Global Policy Responses by Sunil Johal and Michael Crawford Urban
- Jan. 21 — Solving the Skills Puzzle: The Missing Piece is Good Information by Emna Braham and Steven Tobin
- Jan. 22 — Thinking Twice About Technology and the Future of Work by Jim Stanford
- Jan. 23 — Bridging the Digital Skills Gap: Alternative Pathways by Denise Shortt, Brian Robson and Magdalena Sabat
Week 2 – Starting Jan. 27
- Jan. 27 — Employment Gaps and Underemployment for Racialized Groups and Immigrants in Canada: Current Findings and Future Directions by Eddy Ng and Suzanne Gagnon
- Jan. 28 — Skills Gaps, Underemployment, and Equity of Labour-Market Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities in Canada by Emile Tompa, Dan Samosh and Normand Boucher
- Jan. 29 — Return on Investment: Industry Leadership on Upskilling and Reskilling their Workforce by Wendy Cukier
- Jan. 30 — Leveraging the Skills of Social Sciences and Humanities Graduates by Sandra Lapointe and Jonathan Turner
On the Skills Next authors
A diverse set of authors who are engaged in the skills ecosystem through various roles, including through research, activism, and policy-making, have been carefully selected to provide a broad range of perspectives while also foregrounding the Canadian context. Their varied backgrounds, experiences, and expertise have shaped their individual perspectives, their analyses of the current skills ecosystem, and the reports they have authored.
Skills Next is funded by the Government of Canada’s Future Skills Centre.
For More Information
Contact: Eglantine Ronfard – Communications Manager