Case Study: Maisons Suprêmes (Tracadie-Sheila, NB) - Workplace Essential Skills (WES) Acadian Peninsula (2012)

This document provides an overview of a Workplace Essential Skills (WES) program carried out in 2011 at Maisons Suprêmes, a modular-home construction business based in the Acadian Peninsula region of northeast New Brunswick.

With an expansion planned, the company had become aware of gaps in skills among its workforce with regard to oral communication, teamwork, reading, writing, numeracy, and critical thinking.

Fourteen employees took part the WES program, made available through the province’s Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour (PETL). The goals of the program were to strengthen the learning culture; help team leaders increase their autonomy by improving their ability to communicate effectively; help promote adaptability to meet workplace requirements; and improve the self-esteem and confidence of team leaders.

Results of the WES training included improvement in production, and reduction in the number of errors; reinforcement of the employees’ sense of autonomy; greater engagement and loyalty towards the employer; an increased sense of security; and a reduction in absenteeism.

The document is one in a series of case studies prepared by the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB).

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2013-05-30
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Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB). Case Study: Maisons Suprêmes (Tracadie-Sheila, NB) - Workplace Essential Skills (WES) Acadian Peninsula 2012. Web. 29 May. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/lcnb/cs_maisons/cs_maisons.pdf>
Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB) (2012). Case Study: Maisons Suprêmes (Tracadie-Sheila, NB) - Workplace Essential Skills (WES) Acadian Peninsula. Retrieved May 29, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/lcnb/cs_maisons/cs_maisons.pdf
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