Government of Canada

Introduction to Computers Lesson Plans 1 – 12 (2011)

This document provides 12 one-hour lesson plans for practitioners who are teaching basic computer skills to adults. The lesson plans cover such topics as using Windows and managing documents; typing paragraphs and checking spelling; cut, copy and paste; using alignments and inserting pictures; and formatting tables.

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2012-10-02

Caring for Your Computer - Workbook (2011)

This workbook has been developed to accompany the lesson plan contained in “Caring for Your Computer,” published by Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL).

It includes information on both physically cleaning computer hardware and protecting the computer against viruses and other threats.

The authors have also included a section on basic troubleshooting techniques and a glossary of relevant terms.

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2012-10-01

Caring for Your Computer - Lesson Plan (2011)

This document, revised in 2012, offers the outline for a three-hour lesson on caring for a computer. The learning objectives include keeping a computer physically clean and safe; maintaining the computer system and files; protecting the computer from threats; and using basic troubleshooting techniques.

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2012-09-20

Introduction to Computers - Workbook 2011/2012 (2011)

This workbook has been developed for use with the lesson plans contained in “Introduction to Computers,” published by Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL). It contains handouts and activities designed to help adults learn such basic computer skills as preparing and managing documents; formatting tables; checking spelling; and inserting pictures.

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2012-09-20

Newcomers in Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Are SMEs Ready to Hire Internationally Trained Workers? (2012)

TASC Research Report

This document, prepared by The Alliance of Sector Councils (TASC), looks at the convergence of two trends: first, increasing competition and employer need for skilled workers and, second, the growing importance of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as major employers.

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2012-09-17

Guide to Understanding Literacy & Essential Skills in the Workplace (2011)

This booklet explains how literacy and Essential Skills affect the workplace and offers a list of programs and services available in New Brunswick.

The authors explain what the nine Essential Skills are and offer examples of each one. They also describe the benefits to both employers and workers from improved skills.

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2012-05-22

Loud & clear: The Alberta non-profit workforce speaks up (2011)

In the fall of 2011, more than 500 nonprofit sector employees in Alberta responded to an online survey about their employment experiences. This report summarizes the insights and recommendations the employees shared about how to attract, develop and retain staff in the nonprofit sector.

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2012-01-17

Essential Skills at Work in the North Study Guide - Volume 1 (2010)

This study guide, aimed at both adult educators and adult learners, offers learning activities for the stories from the online tool “Essential Skills at Work in the North.”

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2010-12-21

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