Government of Canada

Elevate: Testing new delivery models to better meet the needs of adults (2013)

This document describes a project designed to examine and test the effectiveness of workforce training models that integrate both job-specific skills and Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) in the food-processing industry. The goal is to create a clearer sightline between those who want to work and the employer who needs workers with specific skill sets.

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2014-04-17

Educators' Guide: National Occupational Standards (2011)

This document provides guidelines, tips, and templates to help workplace educators and trainers design programs based on National Occupational Standards (NOS), which describe the standard knowledge, skill, and performance levels required to be considered competent in a particular occupation.

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2014-04-02

Employers' guide: Teaching Businesses how to Implement National Occupational Standards in the Workplace (2011)

This document provides guidelines and tips for the design of human resources programs based upon National Occupational Standards (NOS) for various positions within the food processing industry. The NOS describe the skills and knowledge needed to perform competently in an occupation.

The guide is divided into two parts, with the first part providing a general introduction to NOS and highlighting their benefits and uses.

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2014-03-31

Speaking for Excellence: Language Competencies for Effective Teaching Practice (2013)

This document is housed on the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) server.

This report is part of a long-term project aimed at developing tools to assess the language competencies of internationally educated applicants for teacher certification in Canada.

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2014-03-20

The ACCC National Framework for Developing Essential Skills: Research Findings and Future Perspectives (2013)

This presentation, made at a national summit hosted by the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) in Ottawa, Ontario, in March 2013, outlines a project designed to provide evidence of the importance of Essential Skills (ES) in helping both students and workers succeed.

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2013-11-12

Learning in the Workplace: A literature review (2012)

The primary purpose of this report is to summarize the literature on workplace learning in provincial, national, and international contexts, and to provide a set of recommendations about what New Brunswick employers could do to transform their workplaces into learning organizations.

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2013-07-19

Self-Assessment – Construction Workers' Workbook (2007)

This Essential Skills tool is for tradespeople, apprentices, and people interested in construction careers who want to assess their current Essential Skills and their readiness for technical training.

Based on typical construction workplace tasks, the exercises allow users to practice Reading Text, Document Use, and Numeracy. The score sheet allows them to assess their skills, and identify their strengths and weaknesses.

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2013-05-16

Essential Skills Workbook – Construction Supervisor, First Level (2010)

Designed to help supervisors and tradespeople who are interested in becoming supervisors to practice their Essential Skills, this tool was developed as a companion to the National Occupational Analysis (NOA) for the Construction Supervisor (First Level).

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2013-05-10

Essential Skills at Work in the North Study Guide - Volume 2 (2012)

Designed for both adult educators and adult learners, this study guide offers learning activities to accompany the stories from the online tool “Essential Skills at Work in the North,” which can be found on the NWT Literacy Council’s website at http://www.nwt.literacy.ca.

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2013-02-06

Working With Photos - Workbook (2012)

Published by Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL), this workbook accompanies a lesson plan of the same name. The lesson plan can be found by clicking here: http://library.copian.ca/item/11158.

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2013-01-24

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