Essential Skills

National Occupational Standards: Task Analysis - Coach/Mentor/Assessor (2010)

Prepared by the Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council (CTHRC), this document breaks down the tasks performed and the skills required for three occupations in the industry: coach, mentor, and assessor.

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2014-05-23

Social Sector Case Study (2013)

Forging Links

The Forging Links project saw Alberta Workplace Essential Skills (AWES) partner with many different providers, including the social sector, to raise public awareness about the importance of WES.

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2014-05-22

National Occupational Standards: Task Analysis – Dock Worker (2010)

Dock workers are responsible for sorting, handling, and loading freight as safely and efficiently as possible. They are employed by transportation companies, manufacturing and distribution companies and moving companies.

This guide, prepared by the Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council (CTHRC), breaks down the job of a dock worker to identify specific tasks carried out and skills required.

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2014-04-25

Building on Investment: The Power in Partnerships (2013)

Sector Council Case Study

The Building on Investment (BOI) project used partnerships to enhance the English skills of recent immigrants working in the construction industry in Alberta.

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2014-04-23

Elevate: Testing new delivery models to better meet the needs of adults (2013)

This document describes a project designed to examine and test the effectiveness of workforce training models that integrate both job-specific skills and Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) in the food-processing industry. The goal is to create a clearer sightline between those who want to work and the employer who needs workers with specific skill sets.

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2014-04-17

The Link Between Essential Skills and Success in Apprenticeship Training (2007)

An Analysis of Selected Essential Skills Initiatives Across Canada – Final report

This report was prepared by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum, a not-for-profit organization that promotes and supports the apprenticeship training and education systems in Canada.

Research completed for this project suggests that there is a strong connection between an Essential Skills (ES) strategy and greater success in apprenticeship training, and in the workplace.

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2014-04-16

Student Interaction in the Math Classroom: Stealing Ideas or Building Understanding (2007)

Research Monograph #1

This document is part of a research-into-practice series produced by a partnership between The Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat of the Ministry of Education of Ontario and the Ontario Association of Deans of Education.

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2014-04-11

Promoting Essential Skills and Apprenticeship Training in Aboriginal Communities Across Canada (2011)

A Summary of Discussion Findings

This report summarizes key findings from 29 workshops held in Aboriginal communities across Canada between December 2010 and June 2011 to create awareness about Essential Skills (ES) tools. Workshop participants included employment counsellors who work with Aboriginal clients, as well as economic development officers, apprenticeship counsellors, and trades program coordinators.

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2014-04-10

Pockar Masonry: The Form a WES Program can Take (2013)

Private Sector Case Study

When Calgary-based Pockar Masonry found that changing technology and demographics meant changing skill requirements, it turned to Alberta Workforce Essential Skills (AWES), a nonprofit organization dedicated to building an adaptable and innovative workforce.

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2014-04-09

Things are cooking in my kitchen (2013)

The Stories from the Field project reports on current issues, challenges, and innovative work happening in the adult Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) field throughout Alberta.

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2014-03-28

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