Business Leaders Call on Ottawa to Reverse ‘Alarming Slide’ in Skills Training

By CBC News

A new report is urging Ottawa to work with the provinces and industry to put a stop to what it calls an “alarming slide” in the quality of Canada’s education and skills training.

A paper commissioned by the Canadian Council of Chief Executives is being released ahead of this week’s meeting of Canada’s provincial education and labour ministers and industry representatives in Charlottetown.

The report says only the federal government can lead and create a national education and skills training strategy.

It urges Ottawa, the provinces and the territories to form a body that’s responsible for learning and training, which would set targets for all learning phases.

The report recommends creating a separate body to keep track of how well the country is meeting its learning goals.

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