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Economic indicators

Published: 4/20/2012 2:33:00 PM - Author: none
QuickList: March inflation rates for Canadian provinces, territories

What can parents do to help their children succeed in school?

Published: 4/18/2012 12:04:00 PM - Author: none
'Most parents know, instinctively, that spending more time with their children
and being actively involved in their education will give their children a good
head-start in life. But as many parents have to juggle competing demands at
work and at home, there never seems to be enough time. Often, too, parents
are reluctant to offer to help their children with school work because they feel
they lack some of the skills that would make a difference to their children’s
success in school.

The good news coming from analyses of PISA data is that it does not require a
PhD or unlimited hours for parents to make a difference. In fact, many parentchild
activities that are associated with better reading performance among
students involve relatively little time and no specialised knowledge. What
these activities do demand, though, is genuine interest and active engagement...'

Conestoga Career Centre-Labour Market Information

Published: 4/18/2012 11:40:00 AM - Author: none
Introduction to Labour Market Information purpose and use-video

Conestoga Career Centre-Apprenticeship

Published: 4/18/2012 11:37:00 AM - Author: none
Introduction to Apprenticeship cideo

Conestoga Career Centre-Essential Skills

Published: 4/18/2012 11:32:00 AM - Author: none
Essential Skills Video

Conestoga Career Centre

Published: 4/18/2012 11:26:00 AM - Author: none
Skills, Values and Interests videos

Aboriginal ministers want to develop a national education strategy

Published: 4/18/2012 11:14:00 AM - Author: none
'Canada’s provincial aboriginal affairs ministers say they can’t move forward on sweeping educational reforms needed to fix the woeful state of First Nations education without Ottawa’s support.

And they also said it’s hard to work with Ottawa if they don’t come to the meetings.

Fresh after the Crown-First Nations gathering in Ottawa and a sweeping report by a national panel on how to reform aboriginal education, provincial and territorial ministers met in Toronto Wednesday for their annual working group summit...'

Classroom assistants respond to education industry demands

Published: 4/18/2012 11:06:00 AM - Author: none
'...Trustees decided late Wednesday that 430 of 493.5 education assistant jobs should be cut in order to generate about $22-million in savings for next school year. The board will also be hiring 406 early childhood educators who are required to staff full-day kindergarten classrooms.

Many trustees said they only supported the cuts because of a unique retraining program developed in partnership between the TDSB, Ontario’s Ministry of Education, Humber College and the union that represents education assistants...'

Feds create new immigration program to get skilled tradespeople to Canada

Published: 4/15/2012 8:09:00 PM - Author: none
'Ottawa has announced a new immigration program that it says will make it easier for Canadian business to hire the workers most urgently needed - skilled tradespeople.

The new stream for workers in fields such as construction and manufacturing should be set up later this year, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said Tuesday in Calgary, the financial heart of Canada's oil and gas industry and a city all too familiar with skilled labour shortages...'

On the Internet Where you Learn is as important as the What you Learn

Published: 4/15/2012 8:03:00 PM - Author: none
'In today’s post I would to draw some conclusions about language learning based on two studies that reached me recently.

The first study is a so-called Language Barometer language learning community busuu.com conducted amongst more than 45.000 of its users and held in March of this year. Participants could choose multiple answers and came from 230 countries...'
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