Essential Skills

Model for Integrated Foundation Skill Support in wholesale, retail and personal services training – MIFSS 3 (2013)

This document is part of a resource published by Service Skills Australia, one of 11 Industry Skills Councils funded by the Australian government to support skills development for industries. Designed to help vocational trainers integrate foundation skill development and support into their course planning and delivery, the resource can be customized to meet the needs of various sectors.

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2014-03-19

Implementing a Workplace Education Program – Interview with Sue Folinsbee, consultant [Video – 2:50] (2012)

This video features a consultant discussing both the importance of a workplace education program, and the steps required to implement one. Those steps include building stakeholder support; setting up a planning committee; and carrying out an organizational needs assessment.

The video is one of a series prepared by ABC Life Literacy Canada, a non-profit organization that supports lifelong learning.

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2014-03-18

Model for Integrated Foundation Skill Support in tourism, travel and hospitality training – MIFSS 2 (2013)

Service Skills Australia is one of 11 Industry Skills Councils funded by the Australian government to support skills development for industry. It has published a resource designed to help vocational trainers integrate foundation skill support and development into their course planning and delivery.

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2014-03-14

Labour Market Study of the Literacy and Essential Skills Workforce: Report on Key Informant Interviews – Aboriginal, Francophone and Anglophone (2013)

This document is part of Canadian Literacy and Learning Network’s (CLLN) Labour Market Study of the Literacy and Essentials Skills Workforce, aimed at creating a picture of LES practitioners working with adults across Canada. The project included phone interviews with 30 key informants, and the results are summarized in this report.

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2014-03-10

Model for Integrated Foundation Skill Support in sport, fitness and recreation training – MIFSS 1 (2013)

This document is part of a resource published by the non-profit organization Service Skills Australia, one of 11 Industry Skills Councils funded by the Australian government to support skills development for industries. The resource is designed to help vocational trainers integrate foundation skill support into their course planning and delivery. It can be customized to meet the needs of various sectors.

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2014-03-07

Literacy and Essential Skills Guide for Service Providers Assisting Homeless or At-risk Clients – Part 3 (2012)

Literacy and Essential Skills Tools Catalogue

This catalogue includes explanations of all the Essential Skills (ES) tools currently available through Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC).

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2014-02-17

Canada's Literacy and Numeracy Challenge Worsens (2013)

TD Economics Special Report

Canada’s performance in literacy and numeracy in the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), an initiative of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released in 2013, points to an Essential Skills (ES) problem across the country, say the authors of this report.

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2014-02-17

Literacy and Essential Skills – Featuring Dr. Sarah Eaton [Video – 2:11] (2010)

This brief video features Dr. Sarah Eaton of the University of Calgary, discussing the nine Essential Skills defined by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC).

She provides a definition for each of the nine skills, along with examples that illustrate each one.

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2014-02-11

Resume and Cover Letter Guide (2011)

This booklet, a revies version of a document published in 2011, offers a detailed guide for preparing two key components of a job search, the resumé and the cover letter.

The authors explain that resumés can be functional, also known as skills-based; chronological, providing a history of where and when the applicant worked; or a combination of both. Samples of each type are provided.

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2014-02-07

Literacy and Essential Skills Guide for Service Providers Assisting Homeless or At-risk Clients – Part 2: Three Simple Steps to Selecting and Using the Tools (2012)

Scenarios for Service Providers

This is the second document in a three-part guide designed to help service providers learn about the Essential Skills (ES) tools available through Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC).

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2014-02-06

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