BHER releases report showing employers prioritize skills training, development

A new report from the Business and Higher Education Roundtable (BHER) discusses the methods that Canada’s largest employers use to find and develop skilled talent. 95 leading employers shared through a survey that they were looking for a variety of skills and felt confident about recruitment, but that they were relying on postsecondary institutions to train these employees. Employers generally felt that work-integrated learning was the best way for future employees to enter into the workforce. They shared that they had continued to invest in training throughout the pandemic and were interested in tailored programming for worker upskilling and reskilling. BHER reports that this shows an opportunity for postsecondary collaboration to address training needs and indicates that employers are prioritizing skills training and development. BHER Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.