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The Canadian Training System
This paper discuses the Canadian training system, which is shaped by the human capital theory.
# 102371 | 1,055 words | 6 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Mar 24, 2008 in Economics (Labor) , Canadian Studies (Labor Studies) , Labor Studies (General)

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This paper explains that the human capital theory presents humans as a commodities that either attract or dissuade potential employers. The author points out that the success of the Canadian training system, whose goal is to prepare individuals for existing or future openings, depends on an accurate view of economic trends for various kinds of workers and skill sets. The paper states that the Canadian training system continues to refer to ideas of the 1970s or 1980s that becoming qualified in technical fields, presuming one's hard work and ability, will earn a secure job paying high wages and benefits; however, the Canadian training system is not geared to the problem of how to ensure labor flexibility and improved skills and education development of kinds suiting capital in the present labor market.

Table of Contents:
Adjustments to be Made
Planning a Future
Concluding Remarks

From the Paper:

"Canadians are given a myth of needing to prepare for the new economy; whereas, the new economy seems to need semi-skilled or non-specialist workers and when special skills are needed employers can seek cheap skilled labor supplies abroad, in the well established pattern of international outsourcing. Most jobs that are being created in Canada are low-wage and low-security positions with low-skilled labor most in demand. Of course, this is interesting to reflect upon given an ambitious industry on the part of training colleges, public and private, to suggest that success lies in undertaking new training of some recognized kind."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Becker, Gary. (1996). Human Capital - One Investment where America is Way Ahead. Business Week. March 11.
  • Bouchard, Paul. (1998). Training and Work - Myths about Human Capital, in S.M. Scott Et Al. Eds. Learning for Life - Canadian Readings in Adult Education. Toronto: Thompson, 128-139.
  • Livingstone, D.W. (1997). The Limits of Human Capital Theory - Expanding Knowledge, Informal Learning and Underemployment. Policy Options. 18: 9-13.
  • Lowe, G.S. (2000). Education, Skills and the Knowledge Economy, in The Quality of Work - a People-Centred Agenda. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 82-104; 191-193.
  • Reich, Robert. (1991). The Work of Nations - Preparing Ourselves for 21st Century Capitalism. New York: Vintage.

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