Case studies

Slocan Group/Canadian Forest Products ⎯ Mackenzie (2005)

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In 1996, the Slocan Group and its union set up an on-site adult learning centre at the company’s forest-products facility in Mackenzie, British Columbia.

Most of the 500 production employees at the Mackenzie location had not been in any formal learning environment for many years, and were anxious when faced with on-the-job training.

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2014-01-14

Loewen (2005)

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Loewen, Canada’s largest producer of premium wood windows and doors, has established a foundation skills program to help its employees, and to help the company grow.

Loewen’s manufacturing facility in Steinbach, Manitoba, employees about 1,700 people, many of them are immigrants whose first language is not English.

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2014-01-08

City of Vancouver (2005)

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The Vancouver Municipal Workplace Language Program (VMWLP) is helping to upgrade the communication skills of employees whose first language is not English.

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2014-01-07

Bell Canada (2005)

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The Market Knowledge Centre (MKC) intranet portal created by Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE) is a one-stop solution that enables knowledge-sharing within the BCE family, and helps employees sharpen their job skills.

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2014-01-03

Alcool NB Liquor (2005)

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Alcool NB Liquor (ANBL) delivers training material via email to help store employees improve their product knowledge, customer service, and communication skills.

ANBL is a provincial Crown corporation responsible for the purchase, importation, distribution, and retailing of all beverage alcohol in New Brunswick.

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2014-01-02

York's Mathematics, Science and Technology Program: A Unique Pre-service Teacher Education Program at Seneca @ York (2001)

The Mathematics, Science and Technology (MST) program at the York/Seneca Institute for Science, Technology and Education (YSISTE) in Ontario overcomes barriers to effective MST teaching.

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2013-12-20

University of Alberta Faculty of Arts Campaign: Making Explicit the Value of a Liberal Arts Education for the World of Work (1998)

The Faculty of Arts Employability Skills Initiative at the University of Alberta is raising awareness among professors, students, and employers of the vital role that employability skills play in getting and keeping a job.

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2013-12-19

Glades Lodge, Nova Scotia – Case Study (2012)

Glades Lodge, a long-term care facility located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, set up a computer training program and lab to help employees learn to use the computers that had been installed on care units at the facility.

Glades has provided workplace training for its employees since 2005, offering academic upgrading, document use, and communications courses.

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2013-12-18

This is Nova Scotia – From Individuals Out: Promoting the Use of Information and Communications Technology at Home, School, Work and in the Community (2001)

A Showcase Grassroots Project

With help from Industry Canada’s GrassRoots program, teachers and students at Atlantic View Elementary School, near Halifax, Nova Scotia, are developing their information and communications technology (ICT) skills.

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2013-12-18

The University of Guelph: Empowering Graduates Through Skills Development (1998)

The University of Guelph in Ontario is promoting the development of employability skills through its learner-centred strategy.

Guelph’s learner-centred strategy is based on four key concepts: self-reliant learning; the research-teaching link; skill development; and experiential learning.

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2013-12-17

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