Western Canada Workplace Essential Skills Training Network (WWestNet)

The bottom line, No. 19, June 2006 (2006)

The lead article in this issue describes WWestnet’s Essential Skills Expo, held in Vancouver in March 2006.

Other articles focus on a credit union’s efforts to build a more diverse workforce; the release of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program for 2005; and a DVD that offers an introduction to workplace Essential Skills.

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2012-10-01

The bottom line, No. 18, August 2005 (2005)

The lead article in this issue deals with WWestnet’s conference, “Measuring Success: International Comparisons and Bottom Lines,” held in Calgary in June 2005. Another article discusses a conference on Essential Skills (ES) and the Northern oil and gas workforce, held in Yellowknife in May 2005.

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2012-09-24

The bottom line, No. 17, June 2004 (2004)

The lead article in this issue looks at a vocational training project undertaken in the African country of Namibia. The project also focuses on the development of Essential Skills.

Another article describes the Return to Learn project launched in Regina, Saskatchewan, by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).

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2012-09-20

The bottom line, No. 16, November 2002 (2002)

This issue includes an article on a national conference on best practices for Essential Skills development in the workplace. The conference, held in Calgary in 2002, also featured Bow Valley College’s official launch of the Test of Workplace Essential Skills (TOWES) and a session on recognition of workplace learning.

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2012-09-11

The bottom line, No. 15 (2002)

June 2002

The lead article in this issue describes a Calgary company’s initiatives to help employees whose first language is Vietnamese improve their command of English with the goal of making the workplace safer.

Another article describes Applications of Working and Learning (AWAL), a one-day professional development activity to help teachers show students how the curriculum they are learning in the classroom is used in the workplace.

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2011-07-05

WWestnet Presents: Taking the next steps together (2004)

Final Report and Resource Guide

This document provides a summary of a two-day symposium organized by WWestnet (Western Canada Workplace Essential Skills Training Network) in Calgary in February 2004.

The symposium was not directed at the needs of a particular training sector but instead, provided an opportunity for trainers from all contexts to view essential skills training issues from a number of perspectives.

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2011-04-19

The bottom line, No. 14 (2002)

January 2002

This issue focuses exclusively on BHP Billiton Diamonds Incorporated’s Ekati Diamond Mine, located in the Barren Lands of the Northwest Territories. It outlines the company’s commitment to building a sustainable Aboriginal and Northern workforce, while dealing simultaneously with the low literacy skills of a significant portion of the pool of available employees.

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2010-04-07

The bottom line, No. 13 (1999)

July 1999

This issue’s lead article focuses on the award received by Winnipeg-based Bristol Aerospace for its efforts in workplace literacy. Bristol implemented its Adult Basic Education (ABE) program in 1995.

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2010-04-07

The bottom line, No. 12 (1999)

April 1999

This issue contains an article dealing with an impact study carried out in Alberta to identify and address essential-skills needs in food-processing plants. The study was undertaken by the Alberta Food Processors Association (AFPA), in partnership with the Alberta Workforce Essential Skills Steering Committee (AWES)

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2010-04-07

The bottom line, No. 11 (1999)

January 1999

This issue includes an account of a Winnipeg conference on training for the high-performance workplace and an update on trials for the first sets of questions for the Test of Workplace Essential Skills (TOWES).

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2010-03-17

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