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ERIC Number: ED471609
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May
Pages: 40
Abstractor: N/A
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Women's Access to Training in New Brunswick. Training Matters: Working Paper Series.
McFarland, Joan
A gender-based analysis of training that focuses on barriers to women because of changes in the availability of sponsorship leads to the conclusion that training programs for women in New Brunswick have been spotty at best. Women's training has occurred during the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s under the aegis of the Canadian Manpower Training Program, National Training Act, Canadian Jobs Strategy, Labor Force Development Strategy, and more recently since the shift to devolution, through Labor Market Development Agreements between Canada and each province. The literature identifies barriers, including personal, family, societal, and bureaucratic, that prevent women from getting training they want/need. Women have never played more than a very minor role in apprenticeship, probably because most trades are nontraditional occupations. Most students who receive student loans are women. Participants in the Skills, Loans, and Grants program have been 64 percent males; the discretionary aspect of the case manager's role may play a considerable part in a lower support rate for women. Issues that emerge in examining training programs for women concern sponsorship, eligibility requirements, women-only and bridging programs, and training opportunities for social assistance recipients. Arguably, absence of sponsorship is the most significant barrier to women's training. With virtual elimination of such sponsorship in the late 1990s market-driven approach to training, a signficant decline in women's training can be expected. (Appendixes include 38 endnotes and additional tables and charts.) (YLB)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: York Univ., Toronto (Ontario). Labour Education and Training Research Network.
Identifiers - Location: Canada