Chart Aligning the Curriculum to the OALCF – Retail (2013)

This chart is part of a curriculum developed to help learners upgrade their skills to prepare for entry-level jobs in retail. It is part of a program called Bridging the Employment Gap, developed by the Simcoe/Muskoka Literacy Network (SMLN) in Ontario.

The program includes a series of occupational-related curriculum manuals. Other manuals in the series are entitled Clerical, Janitorial, Kitchen Help, Retail, and Ready for Work.

The Bridging the Employment Gap project also created alignment charts for each curriculum, colour-coded to show the competencies, task group, and complexity levels for each of the activities in the curriculum. Practitioners evaluate specific competencies and complexity levels to determine whether a curriculum is suitable for a specific student.

Each curriculum was aligned to the Essential Skills, as defined by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC). With the implementation of the Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework (OALCF), all the curriculum manuals have been aligned to the competencies, task groups, and complexity levels of the OALCF.

The chart for the retail curriculum is divided into five units, covering safety; counting money; sorting by size; matching Universal Product Code (UPC) numbers; and stocking shelves.

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