Higher Education

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Postsecondary Students Perceive Skills Gap in Ontario – The largest gaps in transferable skills in leadership, teamwork and creative/innovative thinking skills

Ontario students perceive gap between skills learned in postsecondary and those needed in the workplace Postsecondary students perceive a gap between the skills they think they will need in their future careers and those they are developing while in university or college, according to a survey conducted by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario … Continue reading

Family Income and Higher Education in Canada – Larger increase in earnings among youth from lower-income families

A postsecondary education has been identified as a key factor in labour market success, but youth from lower income families are far less likely to pursue a college or university education than their counterparts from higher income families. To address this gap, student loans and grants, as well as education savings incentives are largely designed … Continue reading

Emerging Occupations in Asia – Most new job titles are for highly-skilled positions that involve data and information and communication technology

This paper explores how technology affects labor market outcomes in Asia through the creation of new types of work. It investigates how workers’ characteristics can influence one’s chances of accessing emerging occupations—defined as occupation groups with new job titles. Comparisons of successive lists of the National Classification of Occupations in India, Malaysia, the Philippines, and … Continue reading

Purposeful Work and Higher Education in US – Less than half of college graduates succeed in finding it

Representing the views of more than 2,000 college graduates, 600 hiring managers and 1,000 parents of students who are college bound, in college or who recently graduated from college, this study measures the extent to which college graduates seek and find purpose in their work. The study identifies four key undergraduate experiences that align with … Continue reading

Higher Education in Ontario – One-quarter of graduating students score below adequate on measures of literacy, numeracy

One of the first major attempts to measure employment-related skills in university and college students on a large scale shows that students are experiencing some gains in literacy, numeracy and critical-thinking scores over the course of their undergraduate studies. Yet, one in four graduating students scored below adequate in measures of literacy or numeracy, and … Continue reading

Higher Education in Ontario – Going beyond simply balancing the books

Sustaining the quality of higher education goes beyond simply balancing the books As Ontario universities and colleges struggle to deal with rising expenses and stagnant revenues, academic quality risks being compromised, argues a new report by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO). The paper reviews the findings of HEQCO’s previous evidence-based analyses of … Continue reading

Immigrants in US – About 30 million of the 58 million immigrant-origin adults lack a post-secondary credential

The United States will face an estimated shortfall of 8 million workers between now and 2027, amid an aging U.S. workforce, the retirement of baby boomers and declining birth rates. At the same time, the nearly 58 million U.S. adults who are either immigrants or the children of immigrants are projected to be the primary … Continue reading

Apprenticeships in Advanced Manufacturing – Dual apprenticeship competes increasingly with academic pathways

Building on the analysis of national apprenticeship systems in the 2018 Eurofound report Adaptation of national apprenticeship systems to advanced manufacturing, this report summarises the results of 14 case studies of good practice in the manufacturing sector in five EU Member States (Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland and Italy) and two countries outside Europe (Australia and … Continue reading

Universities – Three major challenges according to Lawrence Bacow, President of Harvard University

So, what are the substantial challenges that I think we face? At this moment in time, we are confronting three major challenges. First, we are perceived as being elite institutions at a time in which the word “elite” has become a bad word (when applied to anything but a quarterback). Some people think that institutions … Continue reading

VET and Higher Education Levels – Further learning opportunities are vital for TVET graduates

In the past, few graduates of initial vocational training aspired to higher levels of education. But higher-level quali cations are now a common expectation among young people, re ecting increased ambitions, labour market demand for higher-level skills, and a need to upskill and reskill throughout life. At the same time, the perception of academic school education … Continue reading

Federal Funding in US – For higher education, annual total exceeds $150 billion vs $1 billion for a non-college, vocational pathway

Consider two high school seniors — one who exhibits strong academic talent and one who does not… To whom does our education system owe what? After high school graduation, the first student can access more than $10,000 annually in public funds to support his college experience. Federal funding for higher education has grown by 133 … Continue reading

Higher Education and Women in US – More likely than men to have earned a bachelor’s degree by age 31

Nearly 36 percent of women born in the years 1980–84 had earned a bachelor’s degree by age 31, compared with 28 percent of men. Among both women and men, 38 percent had attended some college or earned an associate degree by age 31. Twenty-four percent had earned a high school diploma or General Educational Development … Continue reading

Higher Education – The cost of a unit of instruction differs markedly by discipline

A new IZA discussion paper by Steven Hemelt, Kevin Stange, Fernando Furquim, Andew Simon, and John Sawyer provides the most comprehensive overview of the costs associated with teaching across 20 fields based on a large and diverse sample of four-year colleges and universities from the Delaware Cost Study. The results show that the cost of a … Continue reading

Credential Chaos in US – 308,942 credentials are adding to the confusion created by the different types of credentials

In the 1950s and 1960s, skilled workers, whether factory workers, white-collar employees, or managers and salaried professionals, tended to work for the same rm for many years—often their entire careers.1 In the words of economist Paul Osterman, “The typical American worker averaged the same number of years at their employer as did the average Japanese … Continue reading

Higher Education in US – A blueprint for better information

Accurate and complete data can empower college choices, promote student success, and inform federal, state and institutional policies. Yet existing postsecondary student data systems are disconnected, duplicative and incomplete. A Blueprint for Better Information: Recommendations for a Federal Postsecondary Student-Level Data Network underscores the need for a coordinated and comprehensive network that leverages data from … Continue reading

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