Monthly Archives: December 2009

The Developing Workforce Problem: Confronting Canadian Labour Shortages in the Coming Decades

Posted in Discussion Papers

Atlantic Institute for Market Studies
January 2009

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Executive Summary: Sometime toward the middle of the next decade, and for the first time in at least a century, the number of people willing and available to work in Canada will be smaller than the number…

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Tri Cities Welcoming and Inclusive Community and Workplace Demonstration Project

Posted in Innovative Practices & Partnerships

One major project which has just been funded by the Immigrant Integration Branch, Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development, is the Tri Cities Welcoming and Inclusive Community and Workplace Demonstration Project (WICWP). The project will place 15 to 18 foreign trained human services…

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Douglas College: PLAR for ECE Licence

Posted in Innovative Practices & Partnerships

The ECE Assessment Service was developed to assist Candidates in their claim for professional competency as Early Childhood Educators and to acquire a license to practice in BC. Mentor/Assessors asses learning that has been acquired in non-traditional and traditional, non-formal and formal settings.

Candidates work…

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Thompson Rivers University Announces Prior Learning International Research Centre (PLIRC)

Posted in Innovative Practices & Partnerships

Thompson Rivers University (TRU) through its Open Learning (OL) Division, has launched an initiative to develop a new Prior Learning International Research Centre (PLIRC). The vision for the Centre, which is helmed by Dr. Christine Wihak, Director of Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition¬†(PLAR) at TRU-OL,…

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UFV partnership with RCMP

Posted in Innovative Practices & Partnerships

An educational partnership will enable RCMP and other police officers to better meet the needs of their communities. An agreement signed at the Pacific Region Training Centre in Chilliwack will make it possible for police officers to combine their previous post-secondary education, in-service training, and…

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