Case Study: Integrating Essential Skills for Success – Tillsonburg & District MSC (2011)

A pilot project at the Tillsonburg & District Multi-Service Centre (MSC) in Ontario provided wraparound services to help participants overcome multiple barriers to employment, including scarce work experience and low literacy and essential skills.

The Tillsonburg & District MSC is a non-profit, charitable organization that provides a wide array of adult basic literacy, employment, and home support services. Under the pilot project, which was funded by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU), participants were assigned a case manager to work with them to assess their skill levels, help them develop a training plan, and establish career goals.

With their support, participants completed the learning tasks included in the program. Each week had a themed module such as self-exploration, life skills, and resumé building, with literacy and essential skills training interwoven throughout each. Case managers routinely discussed progress with each participant over the course of their eight- or 12-week program, while providing wraparound services that went beyond traditional employment services, targeted to what clients needed to become employable.

The program had a real impact for participants, who generally experienced increased confidence, made progress towards skills development, and developed a greater understanding of the need for further education and training.

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978-1-100-21729-2
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2013-09-13
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Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC). Case Study: Integrating Essential Skills for Success – Tillsonburg & District MSC 2011. Web. 25 Nov. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/hrsdc/information_tools/cs_tillsonburg/cs_tillsonburg.pdf>
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) (2011). Case Study: Integrating Essential Skills for Success – Tillsonburg & District MSC. Retrieved November 25, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/hrsdc/information_tools/cs_tillsonburg/cs_tillsonburg.pdf
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