The Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal and Montreal Hooked on School, in partnership with the Regroupement des cégeps de Montréal, are proud to present this study on work-study balance in an era of labour shortage.
It is through education that workers distinguish themselves on the job market and contribute to the development and vibrancy of society. At a time when companies are maintaining strong economic growth but are facing an increasing labour shortage, stagnation and an increased dropout rate are very real risks. This study hopes to be a valuable and comprehensive resource that will feed the necessary collective dialogue around this topic.
- presents an overview of student retention and success in both Montréal and Quebec;
- discusses labour market prospects, calculates the costs of school dropouts and demonstrates, in numbers, that work-study balance is a recipe for success;
- presents twelve courses of action likely to promote work-study balance and encourage student retention, grouped under five targets:
- the private sector (businesses and the business community),
- schools and the education network,
- the community,
- Quebec society.
This study was carried out by the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal and Montreal Hooked on School, in partnership with the Regroupement des cégeps de Montréal.
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