Got 'em, need 'em, want 'em: The Essential Skills Paradox (2009)

This PowerPoint document, presented to the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Association in 2009, summarizes the importance of essential skills in the workplace. The goals of the presentation are to identify and describe essential skills; see how to fit those skills into existing training; and embed essential skills into a learning culture.

The authors begin by identifying the nine essential skills, then take one specific job as an example and explain how each of the skills would be required in that job.

The authors offer a cost/benefit analysis to show how training benefits both individual companies and the economy as a whole. They also offer guidelines for undertaking an organizational needs assessment and for developing essential-skills training.

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Movement for Canadian Literacy. Got 'em, need 'em, want 'em: The Essential Skills Paradox 2009. Web. 31 Jan. 2023 <>
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