ERIC Number: ED481332
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Youth and the New Economy=Les jeunes et la nouvelle economie.
Community Perspectives Series, v1 n2 2002
This Community Perspective Series document includes statements about young people in the new economy of Toronto made by three participants in the October 2000 annual general meeting of the Toronto Training Board. "A Hitchhiker's Guide to the New Economy" (Olivia Chow) suggests that training programs available to young people are fragmented and rarely comprehensive. She says that in order to position disadvantaged youth at the same level as advantaged youth, a well-funded, integrated training system that develops an awareness of the increased competitiveness of the workforce and the importance of postsecondary education is necessary. "Youth and the New Economy: A Joint Venture" (Pratibha Thadani) focuses on youth employment issues for disadvantaged youth, including minorities and the disabled. Thadani describes several programs that build students' self-confidence and self-marketing and interpersonal skills, provide career counseling, and foster a transfer of the skills, knowledge, and value systems that employers demand in the marketplace. "The Cost of Change" (Jonathan Bennett) describes the following three misconceptions about youth in the new economy: (1) all youth have an innate and intuitive understanding of technology; (2) all youth have access to today's technology; and (3) all youth want careers in the field of information technology. Without an adequate education and training, new technologies are not relevant to young people. (Contains a French version.) (MO)
Descriptors: Access to Computers, At Risk Persons, Career Counseling, Computer Literacy, Computers, Disadvantaged Youth, Education Work Relationship, Employment Potential, Employment Qualifications, Entry Workers, Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Job Training, Labor Market, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Socioeconomic Influences, Systems Approach, Vocational Education, Youth Employment
For full text (English): http://www.ttb.on.ca/ttb/e/community_perspectives/evolume1_2.htm. For full text (French): http://www.ttb.on.ca/ttb/fr/fcommunity_perspectives/fvolume1_2.htm.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers; Translations
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Identifiers - Location: Canada (Toronto)