The ACCC's Work Keys® System (Canada): Assessing Generic Employability Skills Within Specific Workplace Settings (1998)

The Work Keys® System developed by the Association of Canadian Community Colleges is an assessment tool that links generic skills to specific workplace situations.

Developed in 1996, Work Keys® enables employers to compare required skills in eight key areas with the actual skills of individuals. The eight areas are listening; reading for information; writing; applied mathematics; applied technology; locating information; observation; and interpersonal skills.

Using Work Keys® allows employers to identify the current skill deficiencies of individual employees and to arrange for appropriate retraining. It also gives educators the information needed to tailor instructional programs to meet business needs.

It also helps individuals develop focused education and training plans for themselves. This is particularly important for secondary school graduates who are not going on to postsecondary education; these represent some 60 per cent of all secondary school graduates.

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Kurtis Kitagawa. The ACCC's Work Keys® System (Canada): Assessing Generic Employability Skills Within Specific Workplace Settings 1998. Web. 10 Aug. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cboc/employability_skills/the_acccs_work_keys/the_acccs_work_keys.pdf>
Kurtis Kitagawa (1998). The ACCC's Work Keys® System (Canada): Assessing Generic Employability Skills Within Specific Workplace Settings. Retrieved August 10, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cboc/employability_skills/the_acccs_work_keys/the_acccs_work_keys.pdf
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