Monthly Archives: November 2009

A 21st Century Solution to a 21st Century Problem: Why Canada needs to invest in New Human Resource Development Strategies as part of the Economic Stimulus Package

Posted in Discussion Papers

by Mary Morrissey
Canada has done well in holding off recessionary pressures, particularly compared to our neighbour to the south.

However in November 2008 the crisis hit us hard.  Nearly 71,000 jobs were lost in that one month.  There is serious concern about further losses of high-paid…

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Economic Stimulus – the Human Resources Priority

Posted in Discussion Papers, In the News

Rick Williams makes the economic case for PLAR in this unpublished article written for the Globe and Mail in January 2009.
With rapidly spreading plant closures, lay-offs and rising unemployment rates, there is one issue that may get overlooked as economists and politicians put together economic…

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Achieving Our Potential: An Action Plan for Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) in Canada

Posted in Discussion Papers

Excerpt from the report's core argument:

"At the moment, we face, with few exceptions, a leadership vacuum in the recognition of prior and experiential learning in Canada. While we have a wealth of innovation, exemplary practice and positive outcomes developed over 30 years of demonstrations and…

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Online Portfolio Tutorial available from UFV

Posted in Resources

UFV hosts an online portfolio tutorial with real-world samples. Get tips on how to make a showcase, career, or academic portfolio.

Visit site …

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What B.C. must do to compete globally

Posted in In the News

It starts with our workforce -- and neither the province nor the nation is performing very well
Article By Kerry Jothen, Vancouver Sun
September 15, 2009
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