Six Ways Continuing Education Can Close Canada's Skills Gap

Marie Bountrogianni, Huffington Post, Jul 14, 2015
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Here are the "six continuing education trends that can help to close Canada's training gap," according to the Dean of the Change School, Marie Bountrogianni (quoted):

  • continuing education can provide soft skills that are in-demand and transferable
  • working adults can choose the course or program that is best suited to their needs
  • teach employees entrepreneurial behaviour, strategy, and opportunity identification
  • better linkages between employers and post-secondary institutions, and among post-secondary institutions
  • employees (who) understand and efficiently act upon the insights that data can provide
  • the experience and expertise older adults bring to their encore careers


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