Amongst other things, a new report commissioned by the Ontario government recommends that the province increase by 20 per cent the post-secondary participation of 18 to 24 year olds (their current participation rate is 40 per cent). The report also suggests that recent immigrants be provided more opportunities to participate in language and skills training. As reported by The Toronto Star:
Ontario’s economic future largely depends on massive investments in early childhood education, a sharp increase in post-secondary school graduates and wage subsidies for experienced workers forced into low paying jobs, says a report to Premier Dalton McGuinty.
The recommendations, contained in a $2.2 million report to be released tomorrow, are described as key to propelling Ontario towards a “creativity-oriented” economy while helping those left behind.