Building Essential Skills in the Workplace: Essential Skills for Multiskilling at National Silicates (2005)

National Silicates’ Chemical Process Operator (CPO) program began in 1995 when the firm teamed up with four other industrial chemical companies to fill their common need for workforce training in both generic and technical skills.

The primary objective of the CPO program is to upgrade the skill levels of plant operators, and to enable them to be multi-skilled and competent in all areas and on all machines within the plant operations.

The CPO program is a 6,000-hour, in-house training program made up of 90 interactive CD-ROM modules and an extensive hands-on training practicum.

The program has enabled employees to increase their basic skills in numeracy, literacy, operations, health and safety, and computer use. In turn, the plant is a more productive, efficient, and competitive working environment.

Established in 1931, National Silicates produces and distributes sodium and potassium silicates and magnesium sulphate for more than 70 product lines, including penetrating sealants and admixtures for cement and concrete.

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2013-10-23
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Kurtis Kitagawa and Douglas Watt. Building Essential Skills in the Workplace: Essential Skills for Multiskilling at National Silicates 2005. Web. 26 Nov. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cboc/employability_skills/es_for_multiskilling/es_for_multiskilling.pdf>
Kurtis Kitagawa & Douglas Watt (2005). Building Essential Skills in the Workplace: Essential Skills for Multiskilling at National Silicates. Retrieved November 26, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cboc/employability_skills/es_for_multiskilling/es_for_multiskilling.pdf
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