Case studies

Careers: The Next Generation's Co-op Plus Apprenticeship Programs: Linking Workplace Training with Classroom Learning (1998)

CAREERS: The Next Generation’s Co-op PLUS Apprenticeship Programs link workplace training with classroom learning to develop young people’s employability skills and help communities meet their workforce needs.

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2013-10-04

Canada Post Corporation's Learning Institute: Building Leadership Skills Throughout the Organization (1999)

Canada Post Corporation’s Learning Institute is developing the generic employability skills of all its employees and improving employees’ job performance by increasing its emphasis on education and training, and aligning the corporation’s learning programs with its business strategies and culture.

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2013-10-03

B.C. School District 59 and its Community: Teaching Skills Deliberately - Building Ownership for Skills-based Learning Outcomes (2000)

British Columbia’s School District 59, based in Dawson Creek, has developed a process that helps teachers and students agree on what different skills look like in different contexts, including the classroom or a co-op program.

In the Employability Skills Carousel activity, the teacher selects between eight and 10 employability skills for students to focus on in a given term.

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2013-09-27

B.C. Ministry of Education: Showing What a Skill Looks Like (1998)

A school district in British Columbia has developed performance criteria with which students, teachers, and employers can assess students’ employability skills.

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2013-09-26

Bank of Montreal's Learning for Success: Success Is What You Do and How You Do It (1999)

Bank of Montreal changed its approach to workforce development to meet the challenges of a changing business environment.

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2013-09-25

Measure Up: The case for national training standards in construction (2012)

The Canadian Operating Engineers Joint Apprenticeship and Training Council (COEJATC) has spearheaded a movement to develop and implement national training standards in its field.

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2013-09-23

Backyard Bird Feeding In Newfoundland: Using Peer and Cross-Tutoring to Help Primary Students Acquire Information and Communications Technology Skills (1991)

A Showcase Grassroots Project

Backyard Bird Feeding in Newfoundland used peer and cross-tutoring to help schoolchildren acquire information and communications technology (ICT) skills through learning about the habits and habitats of local birds.

Completed in April 2000, the Internet-based learning project was supported by Industry Canada’s GrassRoots program.

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2013-09-20

Case Study: Integrating Essential Skills for Success – Youth Live (2011)

Youth Live was launched by the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) in Nova Scotia as a job and life skills development program for young people at risk, aged 16 to 30, offering them the opportunity to earn money and gain hands-on experience working in various business initiatives that protect the environment and provide services to the community.

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2013-09-19

Applications of Working and Learning: Making education more relevant by supporting educators - Showing educators how the skills they teach are used in the workplace (2000)

The Applications of Working and Learning (AWAL) Project helps middle and secondary school teachers and student teachers connect the curriculum they teach in the classroom with the application of that knowledge in the workplace.

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2013-09-19

Alberta's Initiatives for Adult Learners: When Traditional Education Yields Diminishing Returns (1998)

Alberta’s Advanced Education and Career Development (AECD) program is developing the general employability skills of adult learners, particularly those who do not benefit from traditional academic programming.

The program includes the Adult Development Reform Initiative (ADRI), aimed at adults who have low levels of education and limited employability skills.

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2013-09-18

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