Contribute to stronger research on expanding student pathways
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 12pm EST
The roadmap to employment can take many different paths, and colleges and institutes play an important role in preparing graduates with job-relevant skills to reach their destination.
We’ve heard from our members that non-standard and non-linear educational pathways are becoming more and more common, yet hierarchical views of education levels often disadvantage college and institutes graduates and negatively impact their employment prospects and future salaries.
What roles do colleges and institutes play in the diverse learning pathways of Canadians and their occupations after graduation?
We are teaming up with Statistics Canada and its Centre for Education Statistics to explore the topic and strategies to better measure “highest” levels of education in the census and other national data products, and to include more complex analyses when studying the labour market outcomes of Canadian graduates.
- On educational pathways, new data from Statistics Canada found that among students who graduated with a certificate or diploma from a public college or institute between 2010 and 2018, 14% had previously completed a bachelor’s degree or higher: specifically, 9% had completed a previous credential at a Canadian postsecondary institution (8% had a bachelor’s degree and 1% had a credential above the bachelor level) and 5% had completed it at a foreign postsecondary institution.
- College graduates with a previous Canadian bachelor’s degree commonly had occupations that were closely related to their college field of study.