The CONNECT SCALES Project: Essential Skills Workshop (2012)

This document provides the outline for a two-day workshop designed to train career practitioners to use the resources developed through the SCALES (Supporting the Canadian Advancement of Literacy and Essential Skills) project. The project’s goal was to develop tools and best practices that would help practitioners working with unemployed and low-skilled workers to incorporate a Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) approach into their work.

The first day of the workshop offers an introduction to the CONNECT SCALES and activities designed to increase awareness of the nature and complexity of Essential Skills. On the second day, workshop participants are introduced to ES tools, including the CONNECT SCALES project tools.

The SCALES project was undertaken by CONNECT Strategic Alliances, representing Ontario’s 24 publicly funded colleges. With funding from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada-Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (HRSDC-OLES), CONNECT partnered with Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) and Douglas College in British Columbia on the project.

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