Skillshed Project

Is the skills gap connected to a lack of employment information?

Recently posted in the Huffington Post was an article stressing the importance of information in closing the skills gap. As noted by President and CEO …

More preparation for ‘careers’ and less for ‘jobs’ could be key to narrowing the gap

This may begin to sound like a broken record, but its importance need not be undermined. Another article was posted, this time within Forbes Magazine, …

Data shows the value of a university education in the workplace

A recent report was released from The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations highlighting the importance of a university education. In data released from Statistics …

Survey reveals disagreement between colleges and employers on workforce ready graduates

In an article posted within the College section of the Huffington Post, a recent polled revealed that only 11 percent of business leaders strongly agree …

Report on Skillshed Pilot Study and A Review of Skillshed Analysis Practices and Outcomes

Report on Skillshed Pilot Study This is the report on our Skillshed pilot study funding in part by the Durham Workforce Authority and by a …

Canadian Job Grant pulling attention away from the skills gap

The battle between the federal government and the provinces regarding the Canada Job Grant may just be the forefront to a larger conflict, notes Employment …

Canada’s economic recovery is proving to be weak

Unsettling news was just released regarding the unemployment rates in Canada, and that is that for the month of December 2013, Canada lost 49,500 jobs. …

Is the skills gap the result of difficulties finding fitting employees, or exaggeration on behalf of employers?

Canada, like other counties, is attempting to deal with seemingly paradoxical issues. On one hand, we have an unemployment rate that has recently increased in …

A lack of skills or lack of communication?

There was an interesting video streamed in the Huffington Post on December 12, 2013 regarding the leeway being made by the Aspen Institute and JPMorgan …

Are the skills employers need available in Canada?

When trying to find matches for workers and employers, it is unclear whether Canadians have the right skills for the jobs, or whether we need …