ERIC Number: ED481333
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
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Training in Toronto's "New Economy"=La formation dans la "nouvelle" economie de Toronto.
Community Perspectives Series, v1 n3 2002
This Community Perspectives Series document includes statements about the new economy in Toronto made by four participants in a March 2001 forum. The new economy was defined by the moderator as "an economy that emphasizes knowledge and technical processes put to the production of goods and other outputs so that an individual's knowledge is viewed as a factor in determining economic productivity.""Access Diminished: A Report on Women's Training and Employment Services in Ontario" (Karen Lior) describes how legislation and funding decreases that have resulted in a fragmentation of services and the lack of commitment of the business community to an active role in training have resulted in decreased opportunities for women and their families. "The Temporary Economy" (Deena Ladd) suggests that the flexibility touted as a positive result of the new economy results in a lack of stability that means low-paying, temporary jobs for many workers. "Preparing Ourselves for the New Economy" (Karen Lawson) suggests that women must become technologically savvy in order to take advantage of opportunities in the new economy. "The Young and the Enterprising" (Sandra Tam) presents some of the issues facing young workers in the new economy and describes school-to-work transitions that can help at-risk youth. (Contains a French version.) (MO)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, At Risk Persons, Economically Disadvantaged, Education Work Relationship, Educational Finance, Employed Women, Flexible Working Hours, Foreign Countries, Information Utilization, Integrated Services, Job Training, School Business Relationship, Technological Literacy, Temporary Employment, Transitional Programs, Vocational Education, Womens Education, Working Poor, Youth Employment
For full text (English): http://www.ttb.on.ca/ttb/e/community perspectives/ evolume 3.htm. For full text (French): http://www.ttb.on.ca/ttb/fr/fcommunity perspectives/ fvolume 3.htm.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers; Translations
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Identifiers - Location: Canada (Toronto)