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Show entries from: March 2012 returned 234 result(s).

Khan Academy releases iPad app, mobile education is upon us

Published: 3/16/2012 7:24:00 PM - Author: none
'The Khan Academy released its iPad application today, bringing its new wave of education to the mobile world.

Currently, the Khan Academy has more than 3,000 videos of all different subjects in its education warehouse. With the app, parents, teachers, and students can watch students’ progress on these videos along with information about how long students took to answer practice questions, and whether they’re stuck on a certain topic. The app now allows you to watch these videos offline by downloading them to your iPad. You can also sync progress between your devices, according to Fast Company. For instance, if you’re watching a video on your laptop, it will pick up in the same place on your iPad to be viewed wherever you go...'

Employer Champion Awards

Published: 3/16/2012 7:21:00 PM - Author: none
The Ontario Ministry of Education has recognized the outstanding support of local employers in providing experiential learning opportunities for secondary school students.

Leaked Document Reveals Bleak Future of Ontario Education

Published: 3/16/2012 7:15:00 PM - Author: none
'The Honourable Glen Murray is having a difficult time as Minister of Training, Colleges, and Universities for Ontario. In the past month alone, he has had to deal with two anonymous policy leaks that have derailed possible implementation plans for radical changes to the college and university sectors.

This struggle was no more obvious than at his March 9 speech at the Canadian Club...'

The Global Search for Education: Is Your Child an Innovator?

Published: 3/16/2012 7:13:00 PM - Author: none
'...Welcome to the Innovation Age. Today's world will reward the most innovative young people. World leaders, business executives, educators, and policy makers have joined in the global debate on how we create the next generation of innovators. Even parents are asking themselves the question: "Is my child an Innovator?"

How do you train an innovator? Which schools are doing it better than others? Are teachers equipped with the new skills required to educate students in this decade? Are curricula incorporating the essential content that will help young people become more innovative? Are parents playing their part so as to ensure their children can face tomorrow's challenges and ultimately lead richer, fuller lives?...'

Gen Y from within: Thoughts from a graduating class on their generation

Published: 3/16/2012 7:05:00 PM - Author: none
'Their labels are many: GenC, Echo Boomers, Millennials, the Peter Pan generation.

And so are their critics. As Gen Y filters into the workforce they’ve been tagged as spoilt, entitled, lazy with a poor work ethic. But they’re also passionate, ambitious and education-focused, with a preference for long hours in meaningful work rather than the nine-to-five slog.

It’s a generation with challenges – notably unemployment – but they’ve also been at the forefront of the technology revolution...'

Gen Y on the move: Why Canadian young people leave home for work

Published: 3/16/2012 7:03:00 PM - Author: none
'Joseph Yun had just turned 25 and was living with his parents in Toronto, a year and a half out of university when he got a job in Calgary.

On impulse, he hopped into his car and headed west, to a city he never expected to live in.

That was four years ago, and he’s set himself on a career path as a development planner with the city of Calgary.

“It’s a fairly typical story,” he says. In the rapidly growing city he meets young people from all over the country who flocked to the west seeking opportunity. ..'

Manufacturing’s grim battle to survive

Published: 3/16/2012 6:59:00 PM - Author: none
'As vice-president of research and development for Datec Coating Corp., Mary Ruggiero has experienced first hand the problem of trying to find the right kind of qualified and experienced engineer who could help the Mississauga-based startup grow and prosper.

But as a parent, Ruggiero is also very aware how hard it will be for her daughter, a third year engineer student at a top ranked Canadian university, to find a job in her field when she graduates.

Huh?...'

Jobless Gen Y: Young, unemployed and giving up hope

Published: 3/16/2012 6:57:00 PM - Author: none
'“Set the bar low,” is the advice Ron Sly would give himself a year and a half ago, when he started looking for work in Toronto.

But back then it was a city of opportunity, where he’d get a stable job and become upwardly mobile.

Instead the 26-year-old, armed with a useless B.Sc. in biology, spent months job-hunting while working at a bar...'

Unemployment: Why Canada is trailing the U.S. on jobs

Published: 3/16/2012 6:54:00 PM - Author: none
'It’s a tale of two very different job markets.

While Canada’s employment growth stalled in February, the U.S. job market took another leap forward.

One reason is the consumer.

In Canada, consumer spending is slowing while in the U.S. it’s starting to pick up...'

HR Fact Skill Gaps in Grocery Retail / Wholesale

Published: 3/16/2012 6:50:00 PM - Author: none
Canadian Grocery HR Council
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