Document Use: An Essential Skill [Video – 1:53] (2013)

This short animated video, prepared by Literacy Alberta, uses eye-catching sketches to convey a message about the importance of Essential Skills and lifelong learning in everyday life.

The sketches, which appear quickly on a white screen, show a family sitting around a table while a narrator discusses situations in which they will need strong document use skills.

For example, the son wants to become the first Indo-Canadian all-star forward in the National Hockey League, while the whole family wants to bring Grandma to Canada. Both those goals will require filling out many registration forms, questionnaires, applications, and other documents.

The narrator points out that taking courses can help improve necessary skills. He urges everyone to keep an open mind, and to fill it with possibilities.

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