Case studies

Imagine the Challenge: Building Community Capacity Through Developing Teachers' and Students' Information and Communications Technology Skills (2000)

A Showcase Grassroots Project

Participating in Imagine the Challenge helped both students and teachers at four schools develop their information and communications technology (ICT) skills and, at the same time, build a global community.

Between September 1999 and January 2000, a Canadian runner named David Adie ran more than 5,000 kilometres between the east and the west coasts of Australia as part of the international Steps 2 Peace project.

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2013-10-29

Imperial Oil Limited's Capability Development Program: Developing All Employees' Skills for Competitive Advantage (1999)

Imperial Oil Limited is helping employees develop their generic employability skills by providing them with timely education and training, challenging work experiences, coaching and counselling, and opportunities for independent study.

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2013-10-28

Hampton High School and Irving Pulp & Paper Partnership in Education: The Benefits of Teaching and Learning Employability Skills (1998)

In 1993, Irving Pulp and Paper joined forces with Hampton High School, about 30 kilometres northeast of Saint John, New Brunswick, to make technical education programming a vehicle for enhancing students’ employability skills.

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2013-10-24

Building Essential Skills in the Workplace: Essential Skills for Multiskilling at National Silicates (2005)

National Silicates’ Chemical Process Operator (CPO) program began in 1995 when the firm teamed up with four other industrial chemical companies to fill their common need for workforce training in both generic and technical skills.

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2013-10-23

Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board's Strategy for Developing Students' Employability Skills: The Power of Building on Learners' Strengths (1999)

Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board in Ontario is using a comprehensive strategy to support every step of the career education learning process for secondary students, including those at risk of dropping out.

The board helps students learn about themselves by providing them with Career.MAX, a self-assessment tool that helps students identify their skill strengths, and explore career options related to those strengths.

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2013-10-22

Dufferin-Peel R.C.S.S. Board's Youth Access to Apprenticeship Program: Transitions for Non-university-bound Secondary School Students (1998)

Dufferin-Peel Roman Catholic Separate School Board in Ontario is helping non-university-bound secondary school students make the transition to the world of work by opening up apprenticeship opportunities.

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2013-10-18

Dofasco Inc.'s Trade Assist Program: Multiskilling in the Modern Workplace (1998)

Steel company Dofasco, based in Hamilton, Ontario, created the Trade Assist Program to help employees learn the skills they need to maintain ever more technically sophisticated equipment.

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2013-10-17

Dofasco Inc.'s Apprenticeship Technician Program: Maintaining the New Machines (1998)

Dofasco, a steel company based in Hamilton, Ontario, established the Apprenticeship Technician Program to help employees learn the skills they need to maintain ever more technically sophisticated equipment.

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2013-10-16

CORCAN's Offender Employability Skills Project: The Civilizing Power of Skills (2000)

CORCAN, an agency within the Correctional Service of Canada, is rehabilitating offenders by developing their employability skills.

Offenders generally lack the generic skills, attitudes, and behaviours needed to find and keep a job when they re-enter society. CORCAN’s Offender Employability Skills Project addresses that problem by helping offenders prepare for employment as part of their rehabilitation.

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2013-10-10

Careers: The Next Generation Foundation - Enhancing Community Capacity to Develop Skills (1998)

CAREERS: The Next Generation Foundation is enhancing the capacity of communities to develop both the generic employability skills and the employment prospects of their youth.

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2013-10-09

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