High schools not preparing students for workforce: CFIB

High schools are getting poor marks in a study done for an influential business group.

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business-commissioned study concludes that high schools do not adequately prepare students for joining the workforce.

The 29-page report says there’s a mismatch between the expectations of employers and youth between the ages of 15 and 24 years and businesses are having a hard time filling job vacancies.

The C-F-I-B recommends high schools place more focus on soft skills and workplace literacy and create more partnerships with the business community to ensure the right skills are being taught.

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