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Pre-budget Consultations for the 2014 Federal Budget

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Response of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges

PRE-BUDGET CONSULTATIONS FOR THE 2014 FEDERAL BUDGET

AUGUST 2013
Submission to the House of Commons
Standing Committe on Finance

With growing skills gaps, demographic pressures and increasing technological sophistication of the workplace, employers report that recruiting personnel with the advanced skills needed for productivity and growth are top constraints to business success.

Priority solutions should focus on enhancing the educational outcomes of Aboriginal peoples, disadvantaged youth and people with disabilities to ensure all have essential skills for employment; improving the integration of immigrants; enhancing the efficiency of apprenticeship systems; and providing college and institute students with the global experience employers require.