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ERIC Number: ED536644
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
Pages: 65
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Role of Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (CAATs) in Raising Ontario's Labour Productivity and Contributing to Its Prosperity. ACAATO Document
Colleges Ontario
This report documents the central role of the college-educated workforce in improving labour productivity across the economy and supporting an innovation culture in the workplace. It describes critical "enabling occupations" that play a key role in allowing companies to build a culture of innovation in the workplace which they need if they are to continually restructure for success. It develops a "Prosperity Cycle" model and demonstrates the importance of college graduates in building a culture of innovation in a dozen key Ontario industries. Ontarians work hard and build for the future, hoping that rising prosperity will improve the quality of life for their families. A higher standard of living seems hard to achieve these days--especially for young people leaving school. Government, businesses, researchers and others believe that Ontario's prosperity depends on rising productivity that improves the competitiveness of industry. But how is this achieved and how do young people share in the benefits? This report suggests that productivity improvements are realized on a much larger scale and in a complementary manner by the systematic implementation of state-of-the-art technologies and processes. In other words, this report focuses on productivity growth based on the second part of the quote "adopt(ing) new processes and technologies that meet market demands." Appended are: (1) Productivity Growth by Individual Industry; (2) College Certification: Role in the Economy; (3) Enabling Occupations with College Credentials; (4) Manufacturing and Selected Sub-Industries; (5) Mining; (6) Health Services; (7) Broadcast and Telecommunications Services; (8) Professional and Scientific Services; and (9) Repair and Maintenance. (Contains 27 exhibits and 48 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colleges Ontario (Canada)
Identifiers - Location: Canada