Employability Skills Forum

Engaging Canada's Indigenous Peoples in the Trades (2013)

The Canadian Apprenticeship Journal – Vol. 9, Fall 2013

This issue of the Canadian Apprenticeship Journal is dedicated entirely to initiatives and programs that support the recruitment, retention, and training of Aboriginal learners in apprenticeship programs and the skilled trades.

It contains 16 articles, organized into sections focusing on research; approaches to engagement and training; and various perspectives on the topic.

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How are practitioners collecting evidence of student growth? What role does assessment play in teaching and learning in adult literacy? (2013)

This paper is part of a project designed to collect stories and information about teaching and learning practices in adult literacy.

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2014-01-06

York's Mathematics, Science and Technology Program: A Unique Pre-service Teacher Education Program at Seneca @ York (2001)

The Mathematics, Science and Technology (MST) program at the York/Seneca Institute for Science, Technology and Education (YSISTE) in Ontario overcomes barriers to effective MST teaching.

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2013-12-20

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

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

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