Delivering Learning Curves leads me to many a discovery. Recently was this Chart UTSC Library Makerspace, all of this is available to you, posted outside the Library. UTSC is the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus.
Often as adult learners we are focused on finding a course at a time we can make it, that meets a specific learning need, the micro level. But there are activities going on at a macro level which shape what we are offered at the micro level. Canada- A Learning Nation report describes the work of the Future Skills Advisory Council, an advisory council to the federal Ministry of Employment Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion. This report came out in December 2020 but I just found it scanning the net for what I can’t remember now.
Newcomer students doing LINC classes as these are funded by the federal government who is not cancelling classes if the number of students attending class have dropped due to moving to online instruction due to COVID.
COVID has changed how education both full-time and continuing education are delivered mainly to online learning. But Covid has not led us to be more aware of what adult education contributes as it has to what international students contribute.
Often adult students had dropped out of high school, though they do this less than they used to, and later they often decide to go back to school. But there has been few community accessible learning information services to help adults go back. So often they start back based on what a friend advises or at an educational program they know in their area or at a program they have seen an ad for.
On May 23, 2015, I attended CAECO’s annual Facilitators’ Day. The program, housed in the Faculty of Education at Brock University, offers in class, on site, and online programming to a variety of learners.
Summer holiday mode is over, you have turned your mind to work mode, the kids are settled in school and you have time to think about taking a course yourself, only to find the Fall term has already started at many places.
In February 2003, the Toronto District School Board announced the discontinuation of General Interest courses. Clearly, they did not expect learners to organize and fight back, but fight back they did.
Of the three terms, the spring term has the most varied start dates. Course starts go from mid April to mid May, unlike the fall term where most start in the first week of September and the winter term in the first week of January.
Statistics Canada recently released its quarterly labour force survey results. This labour force survey showed major growth in five particular sectors: retail and wholesale trade, business and support services, health care and social assistance, personal care business as well as construction.
For this issue of Learning Curves, which looks at the educational advantages of professional associations, we interviewed a young woman, Sarah M., who has the CGA designation also known as a certificate.