CMEC outlines plans to align education, skills training with Canadian needs

July 14, 2014

Following a meeting in Charlottetown, the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) has issued a joint declaration outlining what it sees as 3 core priorities to help improve Canadians’ employment success and support the nation's economic strength. First, CMEC emphasizes the need to offer flexible ways for Canadians to acquire the knowledge and skills needed for success on the job market. Second, it advocates strategic partnerships and better alignment between business, labour, education, and training providers as “keys to ensuring synergy between education and training systems and Canada’s labour markets.” Finally, CMEC notes the need for accurate, relevant labour market and education information to help Canadians make informed career choices and to help the federal and provincial governments make evidence-based decisions. CMEC News Release (1) | CMEC News Release (2)