Basic training

How Basic Skills Training Benefits Business (2009)

This one-page fact sheet would be useful to anyone unfamiliar with Basic Skills training. The READ Society provides information and statistics about Basic Skills training under the following headings:

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2009-08-14

Heavy Equipment Operator (HEO) (2006)

Skills Passport

The Workplace Education Manitoba Steering Committee (WEMSC) funded a project to develop and pilot an entry-level curriculum for essential skills and employability skills for heavy equipment operators (HEOs) and skilled labourers. This passport validates that the owner has been recognized as having the entry-level skills required of a Heavy Equipment Operator under a certified training and assessment program.

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2009-04-01

Literacy in the workplace (2004)

Examples of programs, activities and exercises

This manual is intended for trainers who wish to deliver basic skills training in the workplace. Literacy in the Workplace is a collection of training programs consisting of activities and exercises for different workplace environments. This manual contains twenty different series covering a range of workplace activities such as reading memorandums, keeping time sheets, preparing invoices, administering petty cash, etc.

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2008-11-14

Report Card (2006)

The document "Report Card", published by the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council, is an overview of the IALSS, released in 2005.

The main themes of the document are:
- Labour Market Outcomes
- Industry Sectors
- Incidence of Low Proficiency

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2006-05-09

Incarceration to Inclusion (2002)

Looking at the Transition from Correctional Facility Programs to Community Based Adult Education

In the winter of 1999, Jane Boulton, the Program Manager of Smithers Literacy Services had a burning question, "Why don't inmates access my program on return to the community? I know they are out there and have a need for literacy services, but where are they?" In conversations with other literacy practitioners in the region, Jane found she was not alone in this conundrum.

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2006-05-08

New Interest in Functional Context Education (FCE) Part 3: Two New Online Resources for Educators and Technologists (2003)

This article discusses further the renewed interest in Functional Context Education (FCE) principles, in which basic skills (literacy) instruction is integrated (embedded) within vocational job training.

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2003-11-03

Functional Context Education (FCE) Part 2: Toward Policies and Practices for Contextualized Teaching and Learning in Community Colleges and High Schools (2003)

This article discusses Functional Context Education (FCE) principles, in which basic skills (literacy) instruction is integrated (embedded) within vocational job training.

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2003-10-30

Functional Context Education (FCE) Part 1: New Interest in FCE Theory and Principles for Integrating Basic Skills and Work Skills (2003)

This article discusses a renewed interest in Functional Context Education (FCE) principles, in which basic skills (literacy) instruction is integrated (embedded) within vocational job training.

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2003-10-24

Building a Pan-Canadian Strategy on Literacy and Essential Skills: Recommendations for the Federal Government (2002)

In this paper, six Canadian national literacy organizations urge the federal government to work with stakeholders to develop a national, or pan-Canadian, strategy for adult literacy and essential skills development.

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2002-11-08
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