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English-Language Training at Robinson Paperboard Packaging: Learning for Safety (2009)

Based in Mississauga, Ontario, Robinson Paperboard Packaging produces tubes, cans and boxes used in the cosmetics, confectionery and other industries. More than 90 per cent of its employees are recent immigrants from South Asia and Eastern Europe.

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2010-11-26

Omega 2000 Cribbing Inc.: Forming the Foundation of Safety (2009)

Based in Calgary, Alberta, Omega 2000 Cribbing Inc. builds foundations for houses. The company has a strong interest in workplace education, with training focused on three distinct areas: apprenticeship training for journeymen carpenters; health and safety specialization for company officers; and basic skills such as literacy and numeracy for those lacking a solid foundation in those areas.

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2010-11-26

Hatching a Plan for Safety: Literacy Skills Development at Lilydale Inc. (2009)

Lilydale Inc., one of Canada’s largest poultry processors, operates manufacturing facilities and hatcheries in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

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2010-11-23

Building Skills for a Safe Workplace: Competency Management at Keyera Energy (2009)

Keyera Energy provides services and products to oil and gas producers in western Canada, and markets related products throughout North America.

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2010-11-23

What You Don't Know Can Hurt You: Literacy's Impact on Workplace Health and Safety (2010)

This report outlines the direct and indirect benefits of investing in literacy to improve health and safety in the workplace.

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2010-11-19

Safe Landings: Adult Basic Education at Bristol Aerospace (2010)

In the 1990s, Winnipeg-based Bristol Aerospace launched a workforce skills upgrading program to help prepare the company to expand into new markets.

Bristol began with a workplace-based Adult Basic Education (ABE) program offering 80 hours of training over 20 weeks. From there, the company partnered with Red River Community College to develop and deliver technical training programs.

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2010-11-19

Injecting Quality Into Production: Excellence at Abbott Point of Care (2009)

Located in Ottawa, Abbott Point of Care (APOC) is a division of globally based Abbott Laboratories. APOC develops and makes products for rapid blood analysis.

Four hundred of APOC’s Ottawa-based employees must participate in a mandatory on-the-job microelectronics apprenticeship training program. Support is provided for employees who first need to upgrade their education to complete the mandatory program.

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2010-11-19

Workplace Learning in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises: Effective Practices for Improving Productivity and Competitiveness (2009)

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This report looks at how small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can improve productivity and performance by developing their human resources. The Conference Board of Canada interviewed key personnel from 65 SMEs – including public, private and not-for-profit organizations – in 10 countries in order to understand the environment that best fosters effective learning programs.

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2010-09-17

A Multi-Faceted Approach to Literacy Skills Development at De Beers Canada (2010)

De Beers, the international diamond mining company, has significant operations in the Northwest Territories. The company is dealing with the need to improve literacy and basic skills among its employees by addressing the issues both at the work site and within the local communities.

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2010-07-16

Priority Communications Within the City of Vancouver (2010)

This document is a case study of the Vancouver Municipal Workplace Language Program (VMWLP). The program was established in 1990 to address the need to upgrade employees’ literacy, language, and communication skills.

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2010-05-11

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