ERIC Number: ED458394
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Access Diminished: A Report on Women's Training and Employment Services in Ontario.
A study investigated and reported on the state of women's training in Ontario after the federal transfer of labor market training to the Ontario government. Data were collected from women's representatives to Ontario's local training boards; regional focus groups; and women at the 2000 conference of the Canadian Congress of Learning Opportunities for Women. Findings indicated federal changes to training and income support entitlements reduced women's access to services and community-based programs; many women needed training but were unable to find a suitable program; language instruction, foundation skills development, bridge programming, income support, child care, and access to counseling were unmet critical service needs; women's entry into nontraditional occupations steadily diminished; and women had difficulty finding information about program availability, entry criteria, and counseling services. Steps recommended as the basis for future collaboration at the local level among agencies serving women were the following: campaigns to promote best practices and equity-based programming; identification of areas for standardization and collaboration; inter-sectoral partnerships; co-location arrangements and sharing resources; employment equity practices; prior learning recognition and knowledge/skill profiles; models for home-based workers; local board environmental scans; and monitor labor market information. (Contains a 22-item bibliography.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Admission Criteria, Adult Education, Adults, Community Education, Counseling, Decentralization, Developed Nations, Economically Disadvantaged, Equal Education, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Foreign Countries, Job Training, Nontraditional Occupations, Partnerships in Education, Prior Learning, Services, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, State Programs, Transitional Programs, Vocational Education, Womens Education
For full text: http://www.actew.org/about/Access_Diminished.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Status of Women Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Advocates for Community-Based Training and Education for Women, Toronto (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada