Test of Workplace Essential Skills (TOWES)

Essential Skills and Standard Aero (2009)

This is one in a series of case studies examining Essential Skills development in the workplace. In this instance, the focus is on Standard Aero, an international company specializing in the maintenance and repair of turbine engines.

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2011-06-24

Essential Skills and Service Cuisine G.P. Inc. (2009)

This case study focuses on Quebec-based Service Cuisine G.P. Inc., a large company that specializes in prepared meals sold in grocery stores. To meet its growing staffing needs, the company hired unskilled workers who had no experience in the food industry. While the new employees were eager to work, many lacked basic skills.

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2011-06-23

Essential Skills and Ontario Northland (2009)

This case study focuses on Ontario Northland, a provincial Crown corporation established more than a hundred years ago to support the development of the North through rail service. In particular, the authors look at how the company used the Test of Workplace Essential Skills (TOWES) to ensure that new employees with no railway background had skills that could be transferred to Ontario Northland’s environment.

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2011-03-15

Essential Skills and Marine Atlantic Inc. (2009)

This case study focuses on the use of Essential Skills assessment in hiring and selection practices at Marine Atlantic, the federal Crown corporation that operates the ferry service between Newfoundland and Nova Scotia.

Marine Atlantic used the Test of Workplace Essential Skills (TOWES) to help employees progress within the company while, at the same time, maintaining stringent safety standards.

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2011-03-15

Essential Skills and Kahkewistahaw Gas (2009)

This case study focuses on the Kahkewistahaw Gas and Convenience Store, where 98 per cent of the employees are First Nations. The business, located in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, opened in 2004 with the dual mandate of creating employment for First Nations people and helping them develop the skills needed to succeed in the workplace.

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2011-02-25

Essential Skills and a Forest Products Company (2009)

This is one in a series of case studies examining Essential Skills development in the workplace.

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2011-02-25

Essential Skills and Boeing (2009)

This is one in a series of case studies examining Essential Skills development in the workplace. In this instance, the focus is on the use of the Test of Workplace Essential Skills (TOWES) at Boeing Winnipeg, which makes composite materials used in aircraft manufacturing.

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2011-02-25
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