There is a growing mismatch between what education and training provide and the skills needed in workplaces being reshaped by the digital economy. Advanced apprenticeships can help close the gap.
South Africa has among the worst youth unemployment rates in the world.
Employment programmes cannot replace economic growth in improving youth employability, but they play a crucial role in helping them find work.
A photo of the last truck to be assembled on the General Motors production line, shown at a sports bar where GM workers congregated after their work work at the General Motors plant in Oshawa, Ont., on its final day of vehicle production, on Dec. 18, 2019.
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The federal government must take a stronger leadership role to ensure the many bodies that co-ordinate employment training programs are sharing information to develop best practices.
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With Congress so deadlocked in recent years, skills training is a rare example of the two parties actually working together.
Preliminary research into the Chess for Life Program in Alberta, Canada, shows that youth who are sentenced to chess instruction after committing non-violent crimes are learning useful life skills.
In Alberta, an alternative initiative sees youth who commit non-violent crimes sentenced to 25 hours of chess instruction with a University of Lethbridge professor.
Early intervention via education and training is a proven way to stop unemployed youth becoming unemployable adults.
Early intervention via education and training will cost money straight up. But it makes no sense to watch young people drift through unemployment and disengagement and turn into unemployable adults.
Are schools the best place to teach life skills?
Thanks to life-skills training, girls who previously believed it improbable that they would go on to secondary school are now allowing themselves to dream about possibilities.
The Green Party were clearly optimistic when doing their sums.
Our experts find that the Green Party's generous pledges on education will cost them.
Miliband’s skills policy: a pathway to a career, or a dead end?
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Labour should be commended for its commitment to high-quality apprenticeships, but it's hard to say if the party's policies are part of a pathway, or a dead end.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Industry Minister Ian MacFarlane have unveiled their plan for Vocational Education and Training - but do they really know what they’re doing or should they leave it to the States?
Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Industry Minister Ian MacFarlane yesterday announced funding to engage young people in education and employment, and reforms of apprenticeship support services. This announcement…