Canada’s Labour Market Training System

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Canada’s Labour Market Training System

How does the current labour market training system function and whose interests does it serve? In this introductory textbook, Bob Barnetson wades into the debate between workers and employers, and governments and economists to investigate the ways in which labour power is produced and reproduced in Canadian society. After sifting through the facts and interpretations of social scientists and government policymakers, Barnetson interrogates the training system through analysis of the political and economic forces that constitute modern Canada. This book not only provides students of Canada’s division of labour with a general introduction to the main facets of labour-market training—including skills development, post-secondary and community education, and workplace training—but also encourages students to think critically about the relationship between training systems and the ideologies that support them.

Table des matières

Table des matières
Cover 1
Half Title 2
Title 4
Copyright 5
Contents 6
Abbreviations 8
Acknowledgements 10
Figures and Tables 12
Preface 14
1 Canada’s Training System in Outline 16
2 Post-Secondary Education and the Apprenticeship Training System 48
3 Government Training and Immigration Policy 78
4 Workplace Training and Learning 110
5 Community-Based Education and Training 136
6 Reproducing Patterns of Advantage and Disadvantage through Training 162
Glossary 180
Bibliography 190