Work and Learning
On April 6, 2009, as one of several restructuring measures, CCL announced that it would no longer be funding its five knowledge centres as of July 6, 2009.
CCL deeply appreciates the valuable work and expertise that knowledge centre staff and consortium members have contributed. Every effort will be made to ensure that the high quality work of the knowledge centres continues to be distributed as widely as possible.
In today's knowledge-based economy, Canadians cannot afford to stop learning after they leave the formal school system. In many cases, individual success and satisfaction in the workplace depends on continually learning in order to upgrade skills and acquire new knowledge.
The Work and Learning Knowledge Centre was created to help ensure that Canadians continue to learn for work and from work, and to improve their opportunities for a successful and fulfilling career. Its purpose was to identify and capture existing knowledge on workplace learning, package it and use it to influence the learning decisions of stakeholders groups.
A reluctance to acknowledge foreign work experience by Canadian employers means six out of 10 immigrants are forced to take jobs for which they are over-qualified. A solution to this is to valorize, that is to assign value to, overseas work experience.
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This updated and expanded edition of the 2007 publication features more than two-dozen new programs and important updates on the original programs.
The reports address the common themes and regional differences that emerged in the discussions on the subject of "What can we do to increase the quantity and quality of employer investment in workplace learning in Canada?"
On February 4 and 5, 2008, more than 80 experts met in Ottawa for an informed and insightful dialogue about how to achieve improvements in the area of literacy. The report on the roundtable presents the event's highlights and key findings.
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The 76-page report examines the impact that Quebec's innovative 1995 legislation, the Loi favorisant le développement de la formation de la main-d'oeuvre (Act to Foster the Development of Manpower Training), also known as the "1% Law", has had on the province's workplace training sector.