Kurtis Kitagawa

University of Alberta Faculty of Arts Campaign: Making Explicit the Value of a Liberal Arts Education for the World of Work (1998)

The Faculty of Arts Employability Skills Initiative at the University of Alberta is raising awareness among professors, students, and employers of the vital role that employability skills play in getting and keeping a job.

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2013-12-19

The University of Guelph: Empowering Graduates Through Skills Development (1998)

The University of Guelph in Ontario is promoting the development of employability skills through its learner-centred strategy.

Guelph’s learner-centred strategy is based on four key concepts: self-reliant learning; the research-teaching link; skill development; and experiential learning.

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2013-12-17

The ACCC's Work Keys® System (Canada): Assessing Generic Employability Skills Within Specific Workplace Settings (1998)

The Work Keys® System developed by the Association of Canadian Community Colleges is an assessment tool that links generic skills to specific workplace situations.

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2013-12-16

Building Essential Skills in the Workplace: Teaching the Skills That Enable Employees to Manage Change at Syncrude Canada Ltd. (2005)

In 1988, Syncrude partnered with Keyano College in Fort McMurray, Alberta, to launch Canada’s first workplace literacy program, Effective Reading in Context (ERIC). Since then, Syncrude has built on the success of its initial program with a variety of initiatives that promote lifelong learning.

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2013-12-12

Teaching and Learning Employability Skills to Develop the Whole Person at Bow Valley College: The Personal Employment & Academic Competencies Initiative (1999)

The Personal Employment and Academic Competencies (PEAC) course offered by Bow Valley College in Alberta helps adult learners and at-risk youth strengthen the academic skills they need to succeed as students, and the personal employability skills they need to prepare for the world of work.

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2013-12-11

Syncrude Canada Ltd.'s (ERIC) Program: Teaching the Skills That Enable Employees to Manage Change (1998)

Effective Reading in Context (ERIC), Canada’s first workplace literacy program, was launched by Syncrude in 1988. The program was so successful that it is used throughout Alberta, and in parts of Africa.

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2013-12-10

Statistics Canada's Flagship Survey Skills Development Course: Developing Teamwork Skills through Learning about Survey-Taking (1999)

Statistics Canada’s intensive six-week Survey Skills Development Course offers employees the opportunity to design and carry out an actual survey under real-life conditions and, in the process, to develop a range of both generic and job-specific skills.

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2013-12-05

Southwest Regional School Board's Transitions Project: Developing Secondary School Students' Employability Skills (1998)

The Southwest Regional School Board in Nova Scotia has established a School-to-Work Transition (SWT) project that partners education, business and the community to develop secondary school students’ employability skills.

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2013-12-04

Simon Fraser University's Integrated Studies Program: Developing Employability Skills Through Engagement with the Western Canon of Great Books (1998)

A new program at British Columbia’s Simon Fraser University is using the great books tradition to allow adults to work part-time towards a Bachelor of General Studies degree in the liberal arts.

The Integrated Studies Program is a three-year program intended for mid-career employees who have completed half of a four-year degree, and who wish to finish their degree on a part-time basis.

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2013-12-03

Building Essential Skills in the Workplace: Shaping Performance at BHP Billiton Diamonds Inc. (2005)

The Workplace Learning Program (WLP) at BHP Billiton Diamonds’ remote Ekati mine site in the Northwest Territories helps to meet corporate production and safety needs, as well as the learning goals of individual workers.

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2013-11-29

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