Bow Valley College

Webinar: Innovative Approaches to Improving the Literacy and Essential Skills of Immigrants (2013)

This document, part of a webinar presented in November 2013, looks at innovative models and best practices for integrating Essential Skills (ES) into a variety of immigrant settlement services.

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2014-01-21

A chance for a better life: Development of the Immigrant Workforce in Smaller Communities and Rural Alberta (2012)

Final Report

This document outlines a year-long research project carried out by Alberta’s Bow Valley College to assess the workforce development needs of immigrants in rural communities or small urban centres in that province. The project included a literature review, interviews, questionnaires, and a focus group.

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2013-01-31

EBSM Essential Skills Field Study (2005)

The goals of this study are to assess essential skills levels for Employment Benefits and Support Measures (EBSM) clients and to determine the role of essential skills in the delivery of EBSM.

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2010-05-18

TOWES Baseline Testing (2008)

Project Findings

The Test of Workplace Essential Skills (TOWES) is a competency-based test that uses problem sets and authentic workplace documents to assess essential sills proficiencies in three domains: reading text, document use, and numeracy.

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2008-08-26

Learner Stories (2005)

Literacy and Disabilities Study

Adults who attend programs that use the SARAW talking computer program wrote the stories in this book. Some of the programs are adult literacy programs; some programs are at agencies that serve people with disabilities. There are SARAW programs across Canada, and these stories are from people from different locations across Canada. All of the stories in this book, except one, were written by adults with disabilities.

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2005-08-03
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