Basic training programs

Workplace Basic Skills Training Impact Evaluation (2008)

Research Report For The Leonardo Da Vinci WoLLNET Project

This is the final research report by Marchmont Observatory, University of Exeter, as providers of expert research services for the Leonardo da Vinci WoLLNET project, funded under the new European Union Lifelong Learning Programme.

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2008-12-18

Setting the Course for Success: Workplace Literacy Skills Training at The Ark (2005)

This case study by The Conference Board of Canada (http://www.conferenceboard.ca) focuses on the Ark/Lunenburg County Association for the Specially Challenged, a small community organization based on the south shore of Nova Scotia that provides services for persons with special challenges, including intellectual and physical disabilities and mental illness.

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2008-11-19

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

Supporting Smoother Transitions (2008)

Evaluation Report

The Peterborough Native Learning Program, an adult literacy community-based program in Ontario, works with individuals who have their sights and hearts set on getting decent, meaningful jobs, providing training so that they are ready to write the grade 12 equivalency test or the last level of upgrading at the local college.

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2008-07-25

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

The Impact of Basic Skills Programs on Canadian Workplaces (1997)

Results of a National Study for ABC CANADA Literacy Foundation

The report is a national study for ABC CANADA Literacy Foundation.
Canadian promoters of workplace basic skills programs are commonly asked for evidence about the impact of programs on the workplace. Even with mounting information on the need for a more literate workforce, program promotion has become more difficult. Companies are increasingly focused on bottom-line considerations: "What," they ask, "is the payback for us?"

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2003-10-24
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