Michel Cournoyer

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Upskilling and Reskilling Pathways In Europe – Empowering adults in three steps

This report is the second volume of Cedefop research on empowering adults through upskilling and reskilling pathways. It presents the Cedefop analytical framework for developing upskilling pathways for low-skilled adults and illustrates its conceptual development. The analytical framework is aimed at supporting policy-makers and stakeholders in designing and implementing sustainable, coordinated and coherent approaches to … Continue reading

Upskilling Pathways in France and Italy – A review

Cedefop has started a close cooperation with France and Italy to support the development and implementation of systematic, coordinated and coherent approaches to upskilling pathways for low-skilled adults in the two countries. This first cycle of Cedefop’s thematic country reviews (TCRs) on upskilling pathways will take place between 2021 and 23. The reviews are country-owned … Continue reading

Job Transitions in Tourism and Hospitality Industry in Ontario – The single biggest obstacle is “characteristic similarity”

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit Ontario’s tourism and hospitality sector hard, with significant job losses and reduced prospects for near-term recovery. As part of the Tourism and Hospitality Emergency Response project initiated by the Ontario Tourism Education Corporation, Conference Board researchers examined 48 tourism-sector occupations and found that they have an average of nine potential … Continue reading

LinkedIn Learning’s 2021 Workplace Learning Report – It’s all about rapid skill building at scale

In 2021, it’s all about rapid skill building at scale In the fifth year of the Workplace Learning Report, we mark a pivotal moment in the industry. Gleaned from survey data, LinkedIn Learning platform insights, and industry news, one thing is crystal clear. Learning has taken center stage and is essential to help organizations develop … Continue reading

The Future of Work – A ‘double-disruption’ scenario for workers

The COVID-19 pandemic-induced lockdowns and related global recession of 2020 have created a highly uncertain outlook for the labour market and accelerated the arrival of the future of work. The Future of Jobs Report 2020 aims to shed light on: 1) the pandemic-related disruptions thus far in 2020, contextualized within a longer history of economic … Continue reading

Career Transitions in Canada – Can be challenging across major job categories

Most Canadians who want to make a career transition have viable and desirable options, especially if they possess, or are willing to learn, the skills, abilities, tools, and technologies required for their destination occupation. Highlights of the report Canadians have viable and desirable job transition options available to them. The best of these options require … Continue reading

Future of Work – The roles of higher education, further education and lifelong learning

There are five major issues that confront the development of economies, in particular, labour markets. These are the climate crisis, economic globalisation, the advent of new technologies, low wage work and underlying these issues, inequality. How we view them will determine the kinds of knowledge and skills needed to provide paid workers with good jobs. … Continue reading

15$ Federal Minimum Wage in US – Most Americans support it

About six-in-ten U.S. adults (62%) say they favor raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, including 40% who strongly back the idea. About four-in-ten (38%) say they oppose the proposal, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted April 5-11. The Biden administration and many congressional Democrats favor increasing the federal minimum wage … Continue reading

Covid in Western Europe and US – Government-sponsored job and skills training for workers garners the highest shares of support

The coronavirus outbreak has caused, among other things, a debate around how to best rebuild national economies ravaged by the pandemic. Across the United States, France, Germany and the United Kingdom, significant shares believe their economic system needs either major changes or a complete overhaul, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in the … Continue reading

AI Skills – 150 000 AI-related job postings in the US in 2018

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is reshaping economies and societies. While often in their infancy and with much potential to be fulfilled, AI technologies promise to overhaul production by improving efficiency, reducing costs, multiplying product and service offerings, and supporting decision-making, among others. As AI permeates economies and societies, it nevertheless raises questions and fuels anxieties, including … Continue reading

Covid in Europe – It challenges skills intelligence

Pandemic-induced social distancing measures and large-scale lockdowns have caused an econom- ic downturn that is more severe than the recession following the 2008 global financial crisis. In a little more than a year, the ubiquitous health threat has unsettled almost all areas of society and economy, learning and working being no exception. In the previous … Continue reading

Skill Needs – A guide for survey and forecast

The world of work is being impacted by a fourth industrial revolution, transformed by artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies. With forecasts suggesting large shares of workers, displaced by automation, in need of upskilling/reskilling, the design of active skills policies is necessary. Conventional methods used to anticipate technological change and changing skill needs, such as … Continue reading

Teacher Labour Market in England 2021 – An increase in subjective distress

NFER’s 2021 Teacher Labour Market in England Annual report, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, monitors the progress schools in England are making towards meeting the teacher supply challenge by measuring the key indicators and trends of teacher supply and working conditions. The 2020 Covid-19 pandemic has had profound impacts on society, the economy and on … Continue reading

UI Weekly Claims in US (week ending April 17) – 547,000, The lowest level for initial claims since March 14, 2020

In the week ending April 17, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 547,000, a decrease of 39,000 from the previous week’s revised level. This is the lowest level for initial claims since March 14, 2020 when it was 256,000. The previous week’s level was revised up by 10,000 from 576,000 to 586,000. … Continue reading

Slowing Labour Force Growth in Canada – The country can no longer rely on labour force growth to offset its poor investment and productivity record of recent years

Most projections show that the growth of Canada’s labour force will continue to slow for years, with growth dependent on immigration as our population ages. However, the pandemic has reinforced the fact that projections about the future are inherently uncertain. Already, immigration fell sharply in 2020. The pandemic’s effect on the long-term course of labour … Continue reading

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