Case studies

New Brunswick Youth Apprenticeship Program: Balancing Academic Aspirations with Labour Force Requirements (1998)

The New Brunswick Department of Education’s Youth Apprenticeship Program aims to meet the demand for educated and skilled workers, and to ease the transition between school and work.

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2013-11-18

Mount Royal College's College-Wide Learning Outcomes Initiative Phase 2: Building on Teaching Strengths and Empowering Postsecondary Learners (1999)

Mount Royal College in Calgary, Alberta, is empowering postsecondary learners and building on faculty teaching strengths by integrating institution-wide employability skills and development objectives into all its courses and programs.

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2013-11-15

Mount Royal College's College-Wide Learning Outcomes Initiative Phase 3: Integrating, Teaching to and Assessing Skills-based Learning Outcomes (2000)

In 1997, Mount Royal College in Calgary, Alberta, launched an eight-year plan to integrate skills-based learning outcomes across the organization. In the third phase of the project, the college continued to find ways to support its instructors in the initiative.

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2013-11-14

Building Integrated Skills – a Model for Action (1992)

In the early 1990s, workers in the unionized sector of the British Columbia construction industry were finding that changing technology required them to read more difficult materials and to use more complex mathematical concepts. SkillPlan was developed in March 1991 to improve workers' basic skills to meet the demands of the new technology.

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2013-11-13

Work Ready Tools – Case Studies (2009)

The series Work Ready Tools was developed by the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB) for use by human resources professionals working with immigrants seeking employment.

This document presents case studies of three immigrants who faced challenges in finding appropriate employment in Canada.

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2013-11-13

Mount Royal College's College-Wide Learning Outcomes Initiative: Developing Transferable Skills for Workplace Success and Continuous Learning (1998)

Mount Royal College in Calgary, Alberta, is preparing its graduates for workplace success and lifelong learning by developing their generic employability skills.

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2013-11-13

Make the Skills Connection: Building individuals' self-confidence as a first step to helping them acquire or enhance their employability and essential skills or ensure the success of their job-specific training (2001)

This case study offers suggestions for developing resources that would help frontline community-based employment counsellors better serve individuals with skills gaps that hinder their participation in the labour force.

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2013-11-07

Let's Talk Science: Making Science Education Exciting, Relevant and Rewarding (2001)

Let’s Talk Science (LTS) is a national charitable organization that works to improve scientific literacy through innovative educational programs, research, and advocacy.

LTS began in 1991as an outreach project that paired 10 graduate students from the University of Western Ontario with teachers in local schools to raise awareness of science. Now, it reaches more 100,000 youth and educators every year.

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2013-11-06

La Boîte à Jeux: Building Connections Between High School and Elementary School Students Through Information and Communications Technology (2001)

A Showcase Grassroots Project

Since 1998, students and teachers from a high school in Nicolet, Quebec, have partnered with local elementary school students and teachers to produce Internet-based, interactive platforms for their stories, games and puzzles.

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2013-11-05

Keyano College's Mine Operations Program: Helping the next generation of mine operators to contribute in a broader way and prepare themselves for progression in their respective companies (1999)

Keyano College in Fort McMurray, Alberta, has partnered with Suncor Energy and Syncrude Canada to develop a new mine operations program that emphasizes the enhancement of students’ employability skills.

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2013-10-30

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