Jane Muskens

SCHOOL’S IN: Don’t be afraid

Jane Muskens talks about adults heading back to college for upgraded skills

Muskens: Without skills or training jobs won’t drop into your lap

I’ve tried to convince him that now is the time to consider going back to school. He refuses to consider this an option.

Muskens: Skilled workers needed

More adults over 40 are returning to school—and, as far as I’m concerned, you are never too old to learn.

Muskens: Alumni Awards go to truly inspiring people

Make time to be inspired by others who give back to the community.

Muskens: Knowledge-driven society needs top reading skills

[Survey shows] 40 per cent of youth who drop out of high school don’t have the …literacy skills required to apply for jobs in Canada.

SCHOOL’S IN: Looking for the bucks

Jane Muskens on what is motivating many young adults in their career choices

Muskens: Housing market cost increases outpace income

If you look at the cost of buying a house in Canada, you can see why many young adults are motivated by salary.

Muskens: Several factors have led to shrinkage of skilled work force

These days, a smaller share of a business's profits go to the labourers who help earn it.

Muskens: Foreigners not expected to make ‘huge dent’ in work force

Unions in particular, say there are enough Canadians to fill work positions as the Canadian north continues to develop.

Muskens: Seek a career that will drive you to work hard

Think of a career as doing something that fulfills your life.

Muskens: Higher employment found for those with certified job skills

Some graduates find employment in their field of study a lot faster than others.

Muskens: Those who can do, and those who can also teach

Education columnist Jane Muskens talks about people who leave a trade to teach it instead.

Muskens: Sustainable economic methods a pathway to jobs

Today we can build buildings that contribute to the environment, instead of detract from it.

Muskens: Employers look for both education and work experience

Opting for low-skilled, low-paid jobs (can) lead to a life of chronic unemployment.

Muskens: Clash of aboriginal resource jobs vs. environmental impact

Jobs vs environmental concerns a conflict for First Nations people.

Muskens: Students should learn from their failures rather than fear them

Queen’s University recently published a number of recommendations on student mental health and wellness.

Muskens: Post-secondary education skills key to new jobs

Research Universities Council of B.C. identified a plan for the future of post-secondary education based on three pillars.

Muskens: Funding boost for trades at OC will help future students

The province is giving Okanagan College $28 million towards a renovation and expansion of the Kelowna campus trades training facility.

Muskens: Characteristics that should define a post-secondary student

Tips for entering college range from diet, exercise and time management to how to cope with being away from home for the first time.

Muskens: Education aimed where jobs growth in B.C. is expected

One new program at Okanagan College was an Animation Fundamentals certificate.