Basic Skills are More Important than Ever

Basic Skills are More Important than Ever

This is the second of the VCCFA’s Speaker Series.

October 29, 2015

Reading, writing and arithmetic are more important than ever in today’s economy. Virtually every job requires some capacity to solve problems, use a computer for non-routine tasks and to communicate complex ideas clearly. Meeting these demands requires higher levels of language, literacy and numeracy skills than 40 percent of the people working in western Canada have. This is a problem, and it’s getting worse, and it won’t fix itself.

Guest Speakers:
Janet Lane, Director, Canada West Foundation Centre for Human Capital Policy
Scott Murray, President, DataAngel Policy Research Inc.