Case studies

Simon Fraser University's Integrated Studies Program: Developing Employability Skills Through Engagement with the Western Canon of Great Books (1998)

A new program at British Columbia’s Simon Fraser University is using the great books tradition to allow adults to work part-time towards a Bachelor of General Studies degree in the liberal arts.

The Integrated Studies Program is a three-year program intended for mid-career employees who have completed half of a four-year degree, and who wish to finish their degree on a part-time basis.

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2013-12-03

Work Ready: CLB Resources for Counselling, Hiring and Working with Internationally Trained Individuals (2009)

This document is a collection of language-based tips and resources, developed for employment counsellors and human resources (HR) professionals who are helping internationally trained individuals (ITIs) find employment.

The first section of the document contains general information about Work Ready tools; the Canadian Language Benchmarks; language assessment; and Essential Skills.

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2013-12-02

Building Essential Skills in the Workplace: Shaping Performance at BHP Billiton Diamonds Inc. (2005)

The Workplace Learning Program (WLP) at BHP Billiton Diamonds’ remote Ekati mine site in the Northwest Territories helps to meet corporate production and safety needs, as well as the learning goals of individual workers.

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2013-11-29

Seneca College's Co-Operative Education: A Three-Way Partnership for Assessing and Developing Students' Employability Skills (1998)

Ontario’s Seneca College uses its cooperative education programs to help students develop their employability skills.

Students combine academic courses with work terms that offer them the chance to do productive work, not merely observe passively. They are paid for the work they do, which is supervised and evaluated by their employers.

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2013-11-28

ScottishPower Learning's School-to-Work Education and Training Programs: Empowering socially excluded youth and building future managers' leadership, communication and social skills (2001)

Winner, Global Best Award for Corporate Leadership, 2001

ScottishPower, one of the 12 largest electrical groups in the world, helps young people build their skills, get workplace experience, and make the transition into the world of work.

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2013-11-27

Building Essential Skills in the Workplace: Producing “Productivity through People” at Minas Basin Pulp & Power Company Limited (2005)

Minas Basin Pulp & Power’s Workplace Education Program (WEP) is helping the company meet the challenges of new technology and a changing economy.

Founded in 1927 in Hantsport, Nova Scotia, Minas Basin Pulp & Power produces a variety of paperboard products.

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2013-11-21

ES Solutions @ Malach Ltd. (2013)

A WEM partnership case study

Malach Ltd., a manufacturer of sheet metal products for various construction applications based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, has used Essential Skills (ES) training to meet the challenges of growing demand and market expansion.

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2013-11-20

ES Solutions @ Kleysen Transport (2013)

A WEM partnership case study

The success of Essential Skills (ES) training in the workplace led Kleysen Transport to develop a whole new vision of how the company should operate.

Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Kleysen Transport employs 500 people across Canada. With help from Workplace Education Manitoba (WEM), Kleysen had identified and responded to ES gaps among its employees that were affecting workplace performance.

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2013-11-20

ES Solutions @ Color Ad Packaging Ltd (2013)

A WEM partnership case study

Color Ad Packaging in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is using Essential Skills (ES) training to decrease waste in its plant.

Established in 2000, Color Ad makes packaging products for such clients as Lindt Chocolates, and is Canada’s largest producer of popcorn bags. While the company was experiencing strong growth, both the printing and the bag-making sides of company operations were experiencing unaccountable levels of waste.

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2013-11-20

Ontario's Secondary School and Apprenticeship Reforms: Enhancing the Public Education System (1998)

The Ontario government is reforming secondary education and apprenticeship programs to help youth make the transition from school to work to adulthood.

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