Case studies

Environmental Scan of the Health Care Sector: A Focus on Workplace Literacy and Essential Skills – Case Study (2010)

This document outlines a project designed to discover the Literacy and Essential Skills challenges facing the health-care sector, and to see what kind of workplace literacy programming has taken place in the sector.

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2013-12-16

The ACCC's Work Keys® System (Canada): Assessing Generic Employability Skills Within Specific Workplace Settings (1998)

The Work Keys® System developed by the Association of Canadian Community Colleges is an assessment tool that links generic skills to specific workplace situations.

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2013-12-16

Embedding Literacy and Essential Skills (ELES) in the Workplace – Case Study (2012)

This report outlines a three-year project carried out in British Columbia to explore ways to embed Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) approaches in three different sectors, including health care.

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2013-12-13

Building Essential Skills in the Workplace: Teaching the Skills That Enable Employees to Manage Change at Syncrude Canada Ltd. (2005)

In 1988, Syncrude partnered with Keyano College in Fort McMurray, Alberta, to launch Canada’s first workplace literacy program, Effective Reading in Context (ERIC). Since then, Syncrude has built on the success of its initial program with a variety of initiatives that promote lifelong learning.

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2013-12-12

Teaching and Learning Employability Skills to Develop the Whole Person at Bow Valley College: The Personal Employment & Academic Competencies Initiative (1999)

The Personal Employment and Academic Competencies (PEAC) course offered by Bow Valley College in Alberta helps adult learners and at-risk youth strengthen the academic skills they need to succeed as students, and the personal employability skills they need to prepare for the world of work.

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2013-12-11

Syncrude Canada Ltd.'s (ERIC) Program: Teaching the Skills That Enable Employees to Manage Change (1998)

Effective Reading in Context (ERIC), Canada’s first workplace literacy program, was launched by Syncrude in 1988. The program was so successful that it is used throughout Alberta, and in parts of Africa.

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2013-12-10

Focus: Hope – Study Visit Report (1998)

Focus: HOPE, a civil and human rights organization located in Detroit, Michigan, has developed practical solutions to the problems of hunger, economic disparity, inadequate education, and racial divisiveness.

It was founded in 1968 in the wake of riots the previous year, with the goal of overcoming injustice and building racial harmony.

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2013-12-09

Statistics Canada's Flagship Survey Skills Development Course: Developing Teamwork Skills through Learning about Survey-Taking (1999)

Statistics Canada’s intensive six-week Survey Skills Development Course offers employees the opportunity to design and carry out an actual survey under real-life conditions and, in the process, to develop a range of both generic and job-specific skills.

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2013-12-05

TD Summer Reading Club – Case Study (2013)

This document provides a detailed outline of a summer reading club held in Hobbema, a primarily First Nations community south of Edmonton, Alberta, in 2012.

Run entirely by volunteers, the program’s goals were to promote reading in summer, and to provide access to books to First Nations families. The club met once a week in the library of a local elementary school.

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2013-12-04

Southwest Regional School Board's Transitions Project: Developing Secondary School Students' Employability Skills (1998)

The Southwest Regional School Board in Nova Scotia has established a School-to-Work Transition (SWT) project that partners education, business and the community to develop secondary school students’ employability skills.

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