Hey #careerdevelopment #skills folks, Conference Board of Canada and Future Skills Centre has an interesting document out that I think needs more discussion: Beyond Blue and White Collar: A Skills-Based Approach to Canadian Job Groupings.
It does two things, it breaks down skills into categories and breaks down jobs into 8 categories. Skills are broken into 5 categories # of skills in brackets: Basic (8), Social and Emotional (9), Resources Management (4), Systems (3), and Technical (11).
This is a pretty cool breakdown, though that it’s different from the other skills breakdowns being used by the government is a bit frustrating. The Skills for Success is right there my friends.
Here are the 8 groupings with the percent of current Canadian workforce: STEM professionals 7%, Knowledge workers 27%, Personal services 20%, Supervisors 9%, Technical trades 6%, Non-technical trades 6%, Builders 13%, Doers 12%.
Laying that out by general education level:
- 4 years PSE or more 34%
- STEM professionals
- Knowledge workers
- 2 years PSE 15%
- Technical Trades
- Supervisors (40% have 4+, the rest have less)
- 1 year PSE 26%
- Personal Services
- Non-Technical Trades
- no PSE needed 25%
It’s an interesting way of breaking thigs down, though “doers” does seem like a holding category for roles that don’t require PSE.
What do you think?