Chamber Network Collaborates on Workforce Training Report
The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC), through its Workforce Learning and Development Task Force, has produced a report,Protecting Our Most Valuable Resource:The Business Case for Lifelong Learning and Job-Based Training,which makes the business case for reforming the workforce training system in Ontario.
The report drew on the results of the Workforce Learning and Development Survey, a joint initiative of the OCC and local chambers and boards of trade from across Ontario. Through the active engagement of the chamber network, the survey obtained first hand insights into emerging private sector trends in the area of life-long learning and job-based training. The results pointed to growing private sector involvement in workforce learning and development and reveal the types of government interventions required to stimulate this innovation- and productivity-enhancing activity.
The report will officially be launched at the June 24thmeeting of Ontario’s Workforce Shortage Coalition. Click here to obtain a copy of the report.
The report is of interest to researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers in government, business, education, labour, and academia. For more information or to obtain a hard copy, please contact Kelly Pritchard, Policy Analyst, at email@example.com or 416-482-5222 ext 246.
As part of their Economic Policy Series, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce has released a new report entitled: The Impact of Oil Prices on the Canadian Economy
. This paper examines how large and persistent increases in the price of oil can have a significant impact on Canada’s economy through a variety of channels, including household spending, production and trade.