Smarten Up: It’s time to build essential skills
Date posted: June 10, 2015
The Canada West Foundation has published Smarten Up: It’s time to build essential skills, a report analyzing data from the 2011 Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) combined with the Canadian National Household Survey of the same year. Written by Janet Lane and T. Scott Murray, the report includes information on essential skills shortages, some of the reasons for these shortages, and possible ways to improve skills and productivity. The following graphic summarizes the key findings.