Michel Cournoyer

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ICT in EU – Nearly 8 million persons

In the European Union (EU), nearly 8 million persons were employed in 2015 as Information and Communication Technology (ICT) specialists, representing 3.5% of total employment. Over recent years, both the number and the share of ICT specialists in total employment have continuously increased to better adapt to an ever digitalised world. This profession continues to … Continue reading

Labour market information (LMI) – It should be properly integrated into a guidance or career learning process

Labour market information (LMI) should be properly integrated into a guidance or career learning process that promotes the development of reflexive career identities and autonomous exploration of career information. LMI is not a stand-alone tool for the citizen but requires integration in learning processes which enable citizens to use it to identify career and learning … Continue reading

China – No acute skills gap, but a lack of soft skills report says

As China moves towards a services- and knowledge-driven economy, one of the main constraints will lie in the ability of its workforce to gain the requisite skills and knowledge to make the transition to a high-income country. There is little evidence to suggest that China suffers from an acute skills gap across wide occupational areas. … Continue reading

Compétences clés – La définition de l’Union Européenne

Les compétences sont définies en l’occurrence comme un ensemble de connaissances, d’aptitudes et d’attitudes appropriées au contexte. Les compétences clés sont celles nécessaires à tout individu pour l’épanouissement et le développement personnels, la citoyenneté active, l’intégration sociale et l’emploi. Le cadre de référence décrit huit compétences clés: Communication dans la langue maternelle; Communication en langues … Continue reading

STEM – What leads people to a career in science?

It’s an important question because the road to a successful career in science – as with technology, engineering and mathematics, the other STEM fields – can be challenging, often requiring a Ph.D. or other postgraduate training. And once in their fields, there can be political and economic pressures with which to contend. The Bureau of … Continue reading

Les Compétences en Numératie – Elles ont clairement décliné et les universitaires sont moins compétents que dans le passé selon l’OCDE

Ce document analyse les compétences en littératie et en numératie dans les pays qui ont participé à l’Enquête internationale sur l’alphabétisation des adultes (EIAA, administrée entre 1994 et 1998), à l’Enquête sur la littératie et les compétences des adultes (ELCA, administrée entre 2003 et 2007) et à l’Enquête sur les compétences des adultes (PIAAC, administrée … Continue reading

Graduates in Non-Graduate Occupations in UK – Many remain in those jobs and lose contact with potential graduate employers

This report considers graduates employed in non-graduate occupations. Using survey data from Futuretrack and Moving On, it compares the early career paths of two graduate cohorts. Those who graduated in 1999 (‘the class of 1999’) are contrasted with those who applied for higher education in 2006 and subsequently graduated in 2009 from a three-year course … Continue reading

Immigrants Over-qualification in Germany – More a problem of over-education and less of over-skilling

So far, only limited evidence exists on skill utilisation among immigrants beyond over- or under- education. Our study tries to ll this gap by exploiting recent data of the BIBB/BAuA Employ­ ment Survey 2012, which allow for observing both educational and skill mismatch among work­ ers with (all their) formal qualifications attained outside Germany. We … Continue reading

Youth – One in ten jobs have been destroyed since 2007 OECD finds

Fifteen percent of the OECD youth population were not in employment, education or training (NEET) in 2015 – about 40 million young people. More than two-thirds of them were not actively looking for work. The total gross income that could have been generated by NEETs in 2014 is estimated to have been between USD 360-605 … Continue reading

Youth Employment Programs around the World -Just more than one-third of evaluation results show a significant positive impact

The economic crisis that began in 2007 reversed the gradual declining trend in global youth unemployment rates observed between 2002 and 2007, changing the course of the trend to increasing youth unemployment between 2007 and 2010. This turn of events quickly led to discouragement and significant withdrawal from the labor force among young workers and … Continue reading

Boys Transitions into VET in Germany – They have better opportunities when entering company-based or dual education and training

This paper examines the transitions made by lower secondary school leavers and intermediate secondary school leavers into vocational education and training in Germany. With the basis that boys have long been underperforming girls in school, the paper investigates the question of whether male adolescents continue to be similarly disadvantaged when transitioning into vocational education and … Continue reading

Canada – L’augmentation de l’immigration ne suffira pas à contrer le vieillissement selon le CBC

La démographie canadienne va changer au cours des prochaines décennies, la principale raison en étant le vieillissement de la population. En 2015, les personnes âgées de 65 ans et plus représentaient 16,1 % de la population totale du Canada, proportion qui est appelée à dépasser les 24 % d’ici 2035. Or, le vieillissement de la … Continue reading

Skills Gap and Tertiary Education in New Zealand – Employer satisfaction with graduates is mixed

There are mixed opinions on how well New Zealand’s tertiary system prepares graduates for employment. For example, Universities New Zealand (sub. 17) submitted that it is a myth that universities are producing poor quality graduates or graduates that are not work ready. Others, including Ed.Collective (sub. 89) offered a different assessment. …there are areas where … Continue reading

Skills Gap – A tech-talent list

In today’s rapidly changing digital landscape, companies that understand their talent needs and know how to meet them have a competitive edge. Here’s how they do it. While there is a broad range of skills needed, this set should be part of any company’s tech-talent list: Experienced designers and engineers. As customer experience becomes increasingly … Continue reading

Overqualification in Canada among Workers Aged 25 to 64 with a University Degree – 47% have lower literacy skills and 54% have lower numeracy skills

Based on a self-reported measure of overqualification, this article examines the association between overqualification and skills among workers aged 25 to 64 with a university degree, using data from the 2012 Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). This article also examines the extent to which overqualified workers are dissatisfied with their jobs. … Continue reading

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