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Harvey P. Weingarten

In Defence of the Corporate Defence of Higher Education

One of the more enjoyable hours I spend each week is watching a show called GPS (Global Public Square) hosted by Fareed Zakaria.  In spite of it being aired on CNN, Zakaria’s show offers some of the most intelligent, interesting and informative explorations of significant global issues.  Zakaria himself, and his ideas, are worth the […]

What are the Influencers of Graduate Satisfaction and Labour Market Outcomes of Ontario College Graduates

Research Summary: Graduate satisfaction is driven by more than getting a good job Getting a good job is a proven driver of college graduate satisfaction, but according to a new report written by two researchers at the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO), it is not the only thing that counts.  From the currency […]

Exploring the Alignment between Postsecondary Programs and Labour Market Outcomes in Ontario

Research Summary: Job market demand and postsecondary grad supply are in sync while earning gap is growing for non-PSE grads  Despite higher numbers of graduates from Ontario’s colleges and universities, there’s no shortage of opportunity in the job market. Graduates are not only finding jobs; they’re outearning high school graduates by almost 25 per cent, […]

Postsecondary Education and the Labour market in Ontario

Research Summary: Job market demand and postsecondary grad supply are in sync while earning gap is growing for non-PSE grads  Despite higher numbers of graduates from Ontario’s colleges and universities, there’s no shortage of opportunity in the job market. Graduates are not only finding jobs; they’re outearning high school graduates by almost 25 per cent, […]

The High Education Low Income Paradox College and University Graduates with Low Earnings-Ontario

Research Summary: According to the 2008 report, Education at a Glance from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the percentage of university- and college-educated workers who earned at or below half of the national median employment income (or $16,917) was higher in Canada (and Ontario) in 2006 than most, if not all, key […]

@ Issue Paper No-2-1 Encouraging Participation Trends in Pathway

Trends in Pathways to Postsecondary Education​ Summary: The first, in a three part series, this paper examines a number of OECD jurisdictions, mainly the UK, Switzerland and Germany, and their strategies to enhance participation in and movement within education systems. It looks specifically at how nations encourage participation by individuals, businesses, industries, and local governments […]

@ Issue Paper No 2-2 A Fine Balance

Supporting Skills and Competency Development​​​​​ Summary: The second in a three part series, this paper examines issues related to the development of skills, competencies, and knowledge and the labour market issues faced by skilled graduates. It draws on the experiences of the United Kingdom, the European Union and the United States. Like many jurisdictions around […]

@ Issue Paper No 2-3 Signalling Abilities and Achievement

Measuring and Reporting on Skill and Competency Development Sommaire : The third in a three part series, this paper examines initiatives designed to measure and report on acquisition of skills and competencies. It looks specifically at how various jurisdictions have developed common definitions when stating expectations about learning outcomes, transparency in communication of goals and […]