How context shapes WES training: An early look at the Workplace Training Program, BC (2012)

Presentation given during The Centre for Literacy Summer Institute 2012, June 27 - 29, 2012 in Montreal, QC

This presentation provides an overview of the Workplace Training Program (WTP), a pilot program launched in March 2012 in the retail and food services sectors in British Columbia. The 30-hour workplace Essential Skills training program is aimed at sales associates and servers with lower skills and educational attainment.

The authors describe the project as an example of the importance of context in the development and delivery of workplace Essential Skills (ES) training, noting that the curriculum reflects the input of industry sector associations, employers, and experts in relevant subject matter.

The project’s underlying goals are to determine whether skills upgrading makes a difference for economically vulnerable individuals; decide what works with workplace ES training; and discuss whether there a business case for ES training.

The presentation was made during The Centre for Literacy Summer Institute 2012, held in Montreal, Quebec, in June of that year. The centre builds bridges between research, policy, and practice through learning events, action research projects and publications, and its library services and website.

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2013-07-02
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Karen Myers, Valerie Lockyer and Philip Swann. How context shapes WES training: An early look at the Workplace Training Program, BC 2012. Web. 26 Feb. 2021 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cfl/wes_training/wes_training.pdf>
Karen Myers, Valerie Lockyer & Philip Swann (2012). How context shapes WES training: An early look at the Workplace Training Program, BC. Retrieved February 26, 2021, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cfl/wes_training/wes_training.pdf
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