The challenges of education and predicting the future or work

October 25, 2017

“The changing nature of work will create additional challenges for young Canadians who are already experiencing suboptimal labour market outcomes,” write Craig Alexander and Matthew McKean of the Conference Board of Canada. The authors argue that it will take nothing short of broad-based collaboration between public and private stakeholders to prepare today’s youth for the future of work. Alexander and McKean note that it is particularly important to ensure that marginalized and vulnerable youth are supported in their transition from school to work. To this end, they highlight a number of initiatives that have been launched in recent years to help ease this transition and to provide youth with the skills and awareness they need to thrive in the future economy. Globe and Mail