07 avril 2014

Here’s proof graduates aren’t an underemployed ‘lost generation’

Go to the Globe and Mail homepageBy Alex Usher. Alex Usher is the president of Higher Education Strategy Associates.
For the past couple of years, one of the things that both the Canadian right and left have agreed on is that the transmission belt from higher education to the labour market is broken. For the right, this has been expressed in terms of “skills gaps” (or, when that proved a stretch, “skills mismatches”), which is code for “we need fewer BAs and more college grads.” For the left, the discussion has turned on the theme of a “lost” or “squeezed” generation that is highly skilled but is having its transition to the labour market blocked by government austerity, temporary foreign workers, etc. Read more...
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