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What Is Asia Competence?

WHAT IS ASIA COMPETENCE? Asia competence is developed through: HONOR EDUCATION EXPERIENCE EXPERTISE History Geography Culture Internships Study abroad Co-op placements Living and doing business in Asia Asian language capabilities Expertise on corporate and advisory boards Participation in Asia-related organizations Economics Field school Politics 60% said it is difficult to find Canadians with the Why do we need Asia competence? appropriate level of knowledge and awareness of Asia. We surveyed a large group of Asia practitioners: 82% said that building Asia knowledge and expertise is the most critical component of any strategy to build closer relations with Asian countries. RÉSUMÉ Employers increasingly value candidates with 91% support Canada placing greater priority on teaching Asian languages in elementary and secondary schools. Asia competence. Canadians at large support Asia competence too 59% support increased number of student exchanges and university agreements between their province and Asia. Only 3% of Canadian post-secondary Of those who go abroad, about only 8-14% students take advantage of study abroad go to China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. opportunities. We can do more UNIVERSITYI Umim From 2010 to 2012, the number of Asian students coming to Canada from the Working Holiday Program far exceeded the number of Canadians going to Asia. ASIA CANADA 10,266 324 This infographic draws on findings from Canada's Asia Challenge: Creating Competence for the Next Generation of Canadians. Please visit to view the full report. Presented by: Fondation Asie Pacifique Asia Pacific Sources include APF Canada's "Education in Canada-Asia Relations, Points of View Asia Pacific, 2012; APF Canada's 2012 and 2013 National Opinion Polls; CBIE's 2009 "World of Learning" report; and International Experience/Canada DFATD. Foundation of Canada du Canada

What Is Asia Competence?

shared by Phanyxx on Mar 10
This infographic, completed for the Asia Pacific Foundation, showcases the opinions of Canadians who have personal or business interests in Asia.


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