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Labour Supply and Demand Issues in BC Education Sectro

Labour Supply and Demand Issues in BC Education Sectro



Make a Future has been a leader over the past four years in the area of labour market analysis of the K-12 Public Education Sector. This slideshow provides an overview of these efforts.

Make a Future has been a leader over the past four years in the area of labour market analysis of the K-12 Public Education Sector. This slideshow provides an overview of these efforts.



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  • This chart gives some indication of the supply of teachers and what they can teach. When applicants apply for jobs online, they self-declare what subjects they are qualified and capable of teaching.As you can see, there is a large number of Applicants declaring that they are able to teach English, Social studies and Social Sciences. But because applicants can declare more than one subject they’re capable of teaching, this graph does not show the actual of numbers available to teach these subjects.

Labour Supply and Demand Issues in BC Education Sectro Labour Supply and Demand Issues in BC Education Sectro Presentation Transcript

  • Affecting Change inthe BC’s EducationalWorkforce
  • Established in April 2008 as a joint venture with • BC’s 60 public Boards of Education • Ministry of Education • BC Public School Employers’ Association Facilitate Public Facilitate District Education District HRRecruitment & Labour Best Practice Selection Market Issues
  • Public Education Labour Market Issues1. Gather information2. Identify challenges & define the problem3. Increase dialogue4. Define strategies
  • Roadmap to Today & Beyond Services established Employment Data Analysis System Teacher Supply & Demand Consortium K-12 Public Education Labour Market expert STRATEGY DEEPENING KNOWLEDGE 2009 2011Makeafuture.ca 2008 2010 Site Launch Apr 28, 2008 NEEDS STRATEGIC ASSESSMENT PARTNERSHIPS Focused on District Relationships Long-term Solution & Strategies Steering Committee established Partner Group Alliances Services expanded
  • Districts have immediate needs… …that stem from systemic labour supply issues……requiring long term problem solving
  • Short-Term• Running out of TOC’s• Math jobs remain unfilled• Psychologist services unavailable• Speech/language services modified
  • Long Term• Marketing employment and practicum placements in northern districts• Employment advertising• Financial aid & loan forgiveness• Targeted career fairs• NOC code changes• Others…
  • Increased dialogue = data needed
  • Data from www.makeafuture.ca for workforce planning • Hiring and recruitment trends • Job posting data • Post and fill challengesData from districts for bargaining,planning, modelling, and funding • Employment trends • Workforce demographics
  • What we know as a sectorLabour Market Challenges• Speech Language Pathologists• Education Assistants• Rural and Remote• Leadership• Teaching Specialties
  • Teaching• Special education• French immersion• Secondary science (chemistry & physics)• Math• Montessori• Others...
  • What are districts posting? (Job Postings by Subject Area) Special Education/Resource 93 325 433 French Immersion 80 179 266Secondary Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) 13 116 221 2008-2009 2009-2010 Math 37 126 218 2010-2011 Tech Ed 16 59 180 Arts (Dance, Drama, Musical, Visual, etc) 32 109 191 English 48 128 206 Home Economics 2 104 172 FSL 16 106 182 Social Studies 10 107 180 Physical Education 14 110 178 Montessori 2 94 159 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 900 Job Posting Report, 2008-2011. Make a Future. Retrieved April 13, 2012.
  • Positions posted & reposted Special Education/Resource French ImmersionSecondary Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) Math Tech Ed Arts (Dance, Drama, Musical, Visual, etc) Jobs English Repostings Home Economics FSL Social Studies Physical Education Montessori 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500 Job Posting Report, 2010-2011. Make a Future. Retrieved April 13, 2012
  • Demand vs. Supply 32.5 21.5 10.5 0 Montessori FSL Arts Math English Social Studies Physical Education Secondary Sciences French Immersion Home Economics Tech Ed Special Education-0.5 -1 Applicant Qualications Job Postings Repostings Applicant Report. Make a Future. Created April 13, 2012
  • Vancouver Island / Okanagan Sunshine Coast 4% 2% Central BC 22% Fraser Valley 7% Northern BC Kootenay 55% Metro Vancouver 3% 7%Who’s experiencing recruitment challenges (Percentage of On-Going Job Postings by Region)
  • Who is applying? Special Education 3000 French Immersion 1519Secondary Sciences 11768 Math 3177 Tech Ed 3969 Arts 9835 English 5860 Home Economics 1514 FSL 2944 Social Studies 19217Physical Education 3827 Montessori 256 0 5000 10000 15000 20000 25000 Applicants Applicant Report. Make a Future. Retrieved April 13, 2012
  • We need more informationSurveys…• Difficult to fill• Montessori• Rural and Remote
  • National interest
  • What data do we have?What is missing?What does the data tell us?Do school districts agree? We want to know
  • Our vision• To forecast labour supply and demand trends in BC education sector• To use data to inform workforce planning at provincial, regional, and district levels• To address labour supply and demand disparities through data-driven discussions and strategies
  • Contact Usvisit www.makeafuture.cafollow www.twitter.com/makeafuturelike www.facebook.com/makeafutureemail contactus@makeafuture.ca