Awards for Excellence in Workplace Literacy, 2004 Winner: Elmsdale Lumber: At the Cutting Edge of Workplace Education (2005)

The Conference Board of Canada workplace education case studies series highlights businesses that demonstrate effective practices in encouraging and supporting workplace learning. This study looks at the workplace education program in place at the Elmsdale Lumber Corporation, a family-owned producer, exporter and wholesaler of kiln-dried lumber located in Nova Scotia and employing 57 people.

In recent years, technical changes, the introduction of silviculture and greater competition have increased the need for a skilled, knowledgeable and literate workforce in the lumber industry. The company established a workplace education program founded on basic skills training so that its existing employees would have the skills to meet these new demands. This case study looks at various aspects of this successful workplace learning program, including the program's background and objectives, target groups, learning activities, challenges, keys to success and benefits.

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The Conference Board of Canada. Awards for Excellence in Workplace Literacy, 2004 Winner: Elmsdale Lumber: At the Cutting Edge of Workplace Education 2005. Web. 29 Nov. 2021 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cboc/elmsdale/elmsdale.pdf>
The Conference Board of Canada (2005). Awards for Excellence in Workplace Literacy, 2004 Winner: Elmsdale Lumber: At the Cutting Edge of Workplace Education. Retrieved November 29, 2021, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cboc/elmsdale/elmsdale.pdf
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