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Training Research Network

Réseau de recherche en 
formation et travail


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Newsletter: Training Matters / recherche en formation

March 1998

Winter 1998-99

Fall 1999

Summer 2000

Spring 2001

Working Papers

# 98-01: John Anderson: A Labour Agenda on Training Funding (30 pp. & appendices)

# 98-02: Sylvain Bourdon et Claude LaFlamme: Continuing Education in Quebec’s Professional Associations (Working Paper available in French: La formation professionelle continue dans les ordres professionelles au Québec) (9 pp. & appendices)

# 98-03: Joan McFarland and Abdella Abdou: What's Happening with Training in New Brunswick? (22 pp. & appendices)

# 98-04: Jean Charest:  La formation de la main-d’oeuvre et les syndicats au Québec dans les années 90 (15 pp.)

# 98-05: Peter Ewer: The Training Strategies of the Australian Union Movement (18 pp.)

# 98-06: Winfried Heidemann:  Trade Unions and Vocational Education and Training Trends in Europe (10 pp.)

# 98-07: Stephen McBride:  The Political Economy of Training in Canada  (26 pp.)

# 98-08: John O'Grady:  The Strategic Conception of Skills and Training in Construction Unions (5 pp.)

# 98-09: Jean-Claude Parrot:  Training and Canadian Labour: The Hard Questions (6 pp.)

# 98-10: Christian Payeur: Vocational training and union action: talking in terms of stakes rather than dilemmas (Working Paper available in French: Formation professionelle et action syndicale: enjeu plutôt que dilemme) (8 pp.)

# 99-01: Paul Anisef, Paul Axelrod, Zeng Lin: Universities, Liberal Education, and the Labour Market: Trends and Prospects (20 pp.)

# 99-02: Colette Bernier:  Enterprises and Training in Québec: A Review of the Research (Working paper available in French: Les entreprises et la formation de la main-d'oeuvre au Québec: un état des lieux) ((20 pp.)

# 99-03: Laura Dresser and Joel Rogers:  Sectoral Strategies of Labor Market Reform: Emerging Evidence from the U.S. (23 pp.)

# 99-04 (E): Nancy Jackson and Steven Jordan: Skills Training: Who Benefits? (13 pp.)

# 99-05: Joan McFarland: Women's Access to Training in New Brunswick (17 pp. & appendices)

# 99-06: Robert Sweet and Zeng Lin:  Union Membership and Apprenticeship Completion (12 pp.)

# 99-07: Stephen McBride: Human Capital, the Competitiveness Agenda and Training Policy in Australia (24 pp.)

# 99-08: Carla Lipsig-Mummé: Research and Engagement with Trade Unions: Bridging the Solitudes (16 pp.)

# 99-09: Marjorie Griffin Cohen and Kate Braid: Training and Equity Initiatives on the British Columbia Vancouver Island Highway Project: A Model for Large-Scale Construction Projects (23 pp. & appendices)

# 99-10: Tom Nesbit and Jane Dawson: What Works in Forest-Worker Training? (29 pp. & appendices)

# 00-01: Jennifer Stephen and Karen Lior: Access Diminished: A Report on Women’s Training and Employment Services in Ontario (20 pp. & appendices)

# 00-02 (E): Sylvain Bourdon and Fédéric Deschenaux: The CIFER Angus: A Practical Training Model for Youth at Risk of Exclusion (9 pp.)

# 00-03: Thom Workman and David Bedford: Worker-Centred Training in an Economy-Centred World: The Challenge for Labour (18 pp.)

# 00-04: Michelle McBride and Gregory Kealey: The Impact of Privatization on Newfoundland College Students: The Case of the Career Academy (29 pp.)

# 00-05 (E): Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay and Irène Le Bot: The German Dual Apprenticeship System: An analysis of its evolution and present challenges (39 pp.)

# 00-06: Robert Sweet and Zeng Lin: Consequences of Attrition in Apprenticeship: An Analysis of the 1994-95 National Apprenticed Trades Survey (10 pp.)

# 00-07: Christian Payeur, Laurier Caron, Nancy Émond: L’alternance: pratique structurante ou alternative pédagogique: Éléments d’analyse d’une dynamique régionale (12 pp.)

# 00-08: John Calvert: The British Columbia College, University College, Institutes and Agencies Accord on Government Contract Training (15 pp.)

# 00-10: Robert Sweet: Women and Apprenticeship: The Role of Personal Agency in Transition Success (10 pp.)

# 01-01: Paul Grayson: Factors Affecting the Quality of University Graduates’ Jobs (11 pp. & appendices)

# 01-02: Peter Suschnigg: From Austrian Labour Foundations to Job Transfer: Training Strategies Under Three Labour Relations Regimes (20 pp.)

# 01-03: Tom Nesbit, Training Labour's Professionals (15 pp.)

# 01-04: Linda Wong and Stephen McBride, High Road, Low Road: 'Real' Versus Employability for Youth in British Columbia (12 pp.)

# 01-05: Sylvain Bourdon et Frédéric Deschanaux, Les politiques et les programmes entourant la formation dans les groupes communautaires au Québec (21 pp.)

#02-01: Susan Wismer and Karen Lior, By Design or Default? Community-Based Training and Women (18 pp)

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Sources and Resources

# SR-00-01 - Fred Wilson, Seizing the Moment to Finance Training: A Union Perspective on the Joint Union Management Program (JUMP) - An interview with Fred Wilson, National Representative, Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, Conducted, transcribed and edited by D'Arcy Martin and Nyranne Martin, July 1999 (14 pp.)

# SR-00-02 - Funding for Training: An Annotated Bibliography, Nyranne Martin and D'Arcy Martin (2000) (48 pp.)

# SR-01-03 - Service Expansion, Innovation and Lifelong Learning at Canada Post: The Politics and the Reality from a Union Perspective, Geoff Bickerton and John MacDonald, Canadian Union of Postal Workers (2001) (23 pp. & appendices)

Works in Progress

#WIP-99-01 - John Anderson:  Public and Private Unions in the Delivery of Training: The 1998 CLC Protocol

# WIP-00-02 - Winfried Heidemann, I. Combatting youth unemployment - The German Approach: Training; II. Partnership in in Combatting Youth Unemployment - the case of Germany (16pp.)

# WIP-00-03 - Winfried Heidemann, Knowledge and Skills for the New Economy: the role of educational policy (11pp.)

# WIP-00-04 — Harry Smaller, Vocational Education in Ontario Secondary Schools: Past, Present – and Future? (25 pp.)

Conference Papers