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Building a Case for Pursuing and Completing an Apprenticeship
Authors: Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF)
The goal of this project was to assess the outcomes of apprentices, and compare those outcomes with the outcomes of individuals who did not complete an apprenticeship; graduates of other college programs; and individuals who did not pursue any postsecondary training.
The authors analysed several surveys of provincial college graduates as well as the National Apprenticeship Survey (NAS) and the Labour Force Survey (LFS). Only the four provinces that collected and were able to share relevant data were included: British Columbia, Alberta, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland and Labrador.
For the purpose of comparing college outcomes, the authors identified four distinct groups: apprenticeship completers; trades program completers; graduates of selected applied and technical programs; and all college completers, excluding trades programs.
The findings showed that individuals who complete apprenticeships are more likely to be working, both immediately after graduation and several years later; have better earning potential, in both the short and long term; and report higher levels of job security and satisfaction.
This document was prepared by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF), a national non-for-profit organization that promotes apprenticeship as an effective means of training and education.
The Nova Scotia Community Learning Initiative (CLI) is a province-wide program which provides funding, practitioner training, and supports to 27 community-based Learning Networks. Participant Registration Forms were distributed to the Learning Networks so that a profile of those who are enrolling in these programs could be compiled. This report uses the 1,128 forms that were returned to develop a profile of the adult learners in the CLI in the following categories: Income Source, Age of Participants, Visible Minorities, Language Needs, Single Parents, and Male/Female Ratio.
A Close-up Look at 10 Canadians
Authors: Maurice C. Taylor
This report is about ten Canadian people who were categorized as Level 1 and Level 2 adults, according to the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS). It talks about the types of informal learning that goes on in their lives and how they practice their literacy skills. Included is an overview of the project, ten stories or narratives about some remarkable adults who have discovered learning in their own way, and annotated bibliography.
The report is part of a series of documents generated during a two-year National Literacy Secretariat funded research project entitled, “Informal Learning and Media Perceptions of Adults With Low Literacy Skills”.
Year II Report
Authors: Janet Smith
The Literacy, Welfare and Work Longitudinal Research Project (LWW) is a multi-phase study of the complex relationship between literacy and employment, within the context of Welfare Reform. For Phase II, the researchers began tracking a group of seven individual students over 10 months, to better understand their experiences with education and employment. By examining students' lives over time, the research has begun to identify some of the more subtle and often complex connections between literacy and poverty, abuse, poor health, etc. and how these issues affect a person's ability to become gainfully employed.
Longitudinal Research Project - Final Report and Recommendations
Authors: Janet Smith
The Literacy, Welfare and Work Longitudinal Research Project (LWW) is a multi-phase study of the complex relationship between literacy and employment, within the context of Welfare Reform. In this third and final phase, case study participants continued to be tracked as they proceeded with their education and/or employment plans. Comparative interviews were also conducted with a total of eighteen literacy students (who were either currently on social assistance or had been in the recent past), thirty-four instructors, five social service providers, as well as numerous key informants from a variety of regions and programs in the province. The collective results from the three-year study were then compiled in this Final Report.
2008 - 2013
The Board of Directors of the National Indigenous Literacy Association (NILA) represents First Nations people, Metis people, and Inuit people from coast to coast. Through provincial representation as well as representation in all stakeholder groups, NILA is poised to respond to the vision of eradicating illiteracy in its communities.
In May 2008 NILA was at a major organizational crossroads. There had been some monumental gains in the 10 years NILA had been in operation but there were some significant challenges.
The challenges that NILA recognized at that time included:
• A need for a renewal of organizational strength and vision
• The need to respond to the national priority of the development of essential skills
• The need to create self-sufficiency because of funding issues
• The need to ensure NILA had the capacity to respond to the needs of stakeholders including business, learners, communities, governments, teachers and programs.
Because of the pressing challenges and the vision of the board, a strategic planning process was started. The following document is the compilation of the strategic planning discussions of the meetings of the Board, the outcomes of two strategic planning sessions, and the input of the staff.
This document is a survey of the state of French-language research on adult learning in Canada based on the 227 research data entries selected. These entries provide access either to documents easily accessible online or to print materials available from the CDÉACF.
Part two reports on an analysis of adult learning. It is structured according to the various categories in the grid used to classify the research. These are presented in descending order of occurrence. Part three, which is relatively short, provides a quantitative view of the research in question, in terms of populations studied and types of learning.
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