CHARLOTTETOWN – Prince Edward Island adults are apparently well suited to deal with the modern world.
According to a new study from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Island adults have the literacy, numeracy, and problem solving abilities to live an a technology-rich environment.
The study was done internationally and data was collected between 2011 and 2012.
“As a province, we are encouraged to see that Prince Edward Island has met the OECD average in all three testing areas,” said Innovation Minister Allen Roach.
“Receiving the results of the assessment is only the beginning. Moving forward we will analyze the data and work with our various partners in essential skills training. We see this as an opportunity to recognize Islanders’ successes and determine where we need to focus our efforts moving forward.”
A total of 929 Islanders were surveyed in all three testing areas.
Survey participants were assessed based on how adults develop and use skills, what benefits they gain from using them, whether they are maintained throughout their lifetime, and how they relate their skills to the labour market and their daily lives.
The study is available online at www.cmec.ca.