Introduction to Essential Skills in the Workplace [Video – 17:57] (2011)

This is the first in a series of four webinars prepared by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) as a guide to implementing Essential Skills (ES) programs in the workplace. It provides an introduction to the concept of Essential Skills and explains why ES programs can benefit both employers and apprentices.

The narrator defines each of the nine Essential Skills and provides examples of how each one is used in a trades setting. For instance, numeracy is required when a welder uses trigonometry to calculate the diagonal distance of a pipe.

For apprentices, ES training can build confidence and ease the transition to the workplace. For employers, the benefits include reduced absenteeism; better retention of skilled workers; and increased productivity.

The other three webinars focus on workplace needs assessment; training activities and program evaluation; and tools and resources for getting started. To see the second webinar, click here: http://library.copian.ca/item/11462.

Established in 2000, the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum is a not-for-profit organization working to influence apprenticeship strategies across Canada and to promote apprenticeship as an effective model for training and education with the goal of helping to develop a skilled, productive, inclusive, and mobile labour force.

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