A looming skills gap threatens Ontario's future

Conference Board of Canada, Aug 20, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

According to the conference board, the skills gap in Ontario costs the economy $24.3 billion of GDP  annually, and government  $3.7 billion in taxes. College and university education is misaligned with the needs of the economy, it argues, and meanwhile employers are investing significantly less in training and development, even though they are losing experienced staff due to aging and retirement. Infographic.

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