OLES

Measures of Success: Workplace Literacy and Essential Skills Initiatives – Presentation at the Summer Institute 2012 (2012)

This presentation outlines the early results from Measures of Success (MOS), a research project designed to develop an evaluation model to measure the long-term outcomes of workplace Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) initiatives in Manitoba and Nova Scotia. The project builds on a model developed in New Zealand, modified to the Canadian context.

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2013-10-02

Preparing for Carpenter Training (2009)

This document is designed to assess the readiness of anyone planning to enter the carpentry trade. It offers an opportunity to practise the skills of reading text, document use, and numeracy, and also provides a review of the math foundation skills that will be needed during technical training.

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2013-10-01

Work Ability: Literacy and Essential Skills in the Workplace (2013)

This magazine is part of a campaign by the PEI Literacy Alliance to promote improving the essential skills of workers in Prince Edward Island.

It includes articles on the link between literacy and health and safety in the workplace; how a Charlottetown hotel is building a culture of learning in its workplace; myths and facts about literacy and essential skills (LES); and a who’s who of players in the province’s LES community.

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2013-08-08

Made in the North Forum - Final Report: What We Learned Together (2013)

Made in the North was a forum held in October 2012 in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, and organized collaboratively by the literacy councils of Canada’s three territories. The forum brought together 140 adult educators, employers, policy-makers, language experts, literacy practitioners, and Aboriginal and community leaders from the territories and from Labrador.

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2013-08-07

Community-Based Learning Opportunities, Winner, 2006 – Tamarack: An Institute for Community Engagement (2007)

Established in 2001, Tamarack is a national charitable institute that works closely with local organizations to help Canadian communities develop collaborative solutions to challenges they face. Tamarack has developed a website on community engagement and collaboration, with the site acting as a catalyst for disseminating the knowledge needed to develop and maintain safe, healthy, and progressive communities.

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2013-07-17

Community-Based Learning Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities, Winner, 2006 – The CNIB Digital Library: Making Information Available to Visually Impaired Persons (2007)

The CNIB, in partnership with Microsoft Canada, has developed a digital library to provide visually impaired Canadians with instant access to information.

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2013-07-16

Community-based Learning Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities, Winner, 2004: Skills and Opportunities for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities – IBDE Program (2004)

The Internet Business Development for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities (IBDE) program of the Community Futures office of Central Kootenay, British Columbia, provides adults with physical disabilities the opportunity to enhance their employability skills in a self-paced and supported work and learning environment.

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2013-07-15

Meeting Expectations: Measuring the Impacts of Workplace Essential Skills Training (2013)

Executive Summary of the Final Report

This document provides a summary of the final report of a three-year research project designed to develop and test an evaluation model for measuring the long-term outcomes of workplace literacy and essential skills (LES) training. Eighteen workplaces in Manitoba and Nova Scotia were selected for study.

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2013-07-15

Community-Based Learning Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities, Winner, 2005: The Canadian Helen Keller Centre's Computer Essentials and Technical Devices Program (2005)

The Canadian Helen Keller Centre (CHKC) is a not-for-profit organization in Toronto, Ontario, that offers training and skills development for individuals with the dual disability of deafness and blindness.

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2013-07-12

Community-Based Learning Opportunities, Winner, 2004: Skills for Change Supports Skilled Immigrant Employment (2004)

Skills for Change (SfC), a non-profit organization operating out of Toronto, has been a pioneer in developing and delivering sector-specific employment preparation programs to meet the growing unemployment and underemployment problem among Canada’s skilled new immigrants.

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2013-07-12

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