The latest results from the Labour Market Group finds there may be a disconnect between employer expectations and what schools teach students before they enter the workforce. Sixty-two percent of employers surveyed in the Nipissing and Parry Sound Districts found the availability of qualified workers is fair to poor.
There’s a suggestion that what employers need and want from workers is not being taught in schools. Skills like dependability, work ethic and dedication are not taught in schools and the labour group is asking who will teach these to students. The labour group says it may be time to find better ways to prepare students for future work.