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Stephen Downes

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The Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) has released summaries of two round-tables on employer investment in workplace learning, one from a session held held in Toronto (PDF) (December 6, 2007) and the second in Halifax (PDF) (February 18, 2008). The documents are very similar; skip down to the 'Highlights of the discussion' segment for unique content. The most innovative suggestion was found in the Toronto report, "'Take your teacher to work' days might be helpful in developing more support for vocational programs in high schools." The overall conclusions are utterly unsurprising: "Progress will require greater collaboration, at multiple levels, among governments, employers and employer associations, unions, providers of education and training programs, sector councils, training boards, and others. It may also require some form of government incentives for employers and/or employees to participate in learning activities."

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