Employability Skills Forum

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

Seneca College's Co-Operative Education: A Three-Way Partnership for Assessing and Developing Students' Employability Skills (1998)

Ontario’s Seneca College uses its cooperative education programs to help students develop their employability skills.

Students combine academic courses with work terms that offer them the chance to do productive work, not merely observe passively. They are paid for the work they do, which is supervised and evaluated by their employers.

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2013-11-28

Ontario's Secondary School and Apprenticeship Reforms: Enhancing the Public Education System (1998)

The Ontario government is reforming secondary education and apprenticeship programs to help youth make the transition from school to work to adulthood.

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2013-11-20

New Brunswick Youth Apprenticeship Program: Balancing Academic Aspirations with Labour Force Requirements (1998)

The New Brunswick Department of Education’s Youth Apprenticeship Program aims to meet the demand for educated and skilled workers, and to ease the transition between school and work.

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2013-11-18

Mount Royal College's College-Wide Learning Outcomes Initiative Phase 2: Building on Teaching Strengths and Empowering Postsecondary Learners (1999)

Mount Royal College in Calgary, Alberta, is empowering postsecondary learners and building on faculty teaching strengths by integrating institution-wide employability skills and development objectives into all its courses and programs.

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2013-11-15

Mount Royal College's College-Wide Learning Outcomes Initiative Phase 3: Integrating, Teaching to and Assessing Skills-based Learning Outcomes (2000)

In 1997, Mount Royal College in Calgary, Alberta, launched an eight-year plan to integrate skills-based learning outcomes across the organization. In the third phase of the project, the college continued to find ways to support its instructors in the initiative.

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2013-11-14

Let's Talk Science: Making Science Education Exciting, Relevant and Rewarding (2001)

Let’s Talk Science (LTS) is a national charitable organization that works to improve scientific literacy through innovative educational programs, research, and advocacy.

LTS began in 1991as an outreach project that paired 10 graduate students from the University of Western Ontario with teachers in local schools to raise awareness of science. Now, it reaches more 100,000 youth and educators every year.

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2013-11-06

La Boîte à Jeux: Building Connections Between High School and Elementary School Students Through Information and Communications Technology (2001)

A Showcase Grassroots Project

Since 1998, students and teachers from a high school in Nicolet, Quebec, have partnered with local elementary school students and teachers to produce Internet-based, interactive platforms for their stories, games and puzzles.

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2013-11-05

Keyano College's Mine Operations Program: Helping the next generation of mine operators to contribute in a broader way and prepare themselves for progression in their respective companies (1999)

Keyano College in Fort McMurray, Alberta, has partnered with Suncor Energy and Syncrude Canada to develop a new mine operations program that emphasizes the enhancement of students’ employability skills.

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2013-10-30

Imperial Oil Limited's Capability Development Program: Developing All Employees' Skills for Competitive Advantage (1999)

Imperial Oil Limited is helping employees develop their generic employability skills by providing them with timely education and training, challenging work experiences, coaching and counselling, and opportunities for independent study.

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2013-10-28

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