Essential Skills

Dancing with Robots: Human Skills for Computerized Work (2013)

This paper is part of a series looking at the economic trends that will shape policy over the coming decades in the United States.

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2013-11-28

Assessor's Booklet: Numeracy – Level 1 (2013)

This document is part of a tool developed by HRSDC, now called Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), to promote understanding of the Essentials Skills needed in the workplace, and to guide decisions about careers and training.

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2013-11-25

Literacy and Essential Skills Development in Canada's North (2013)

This background paper was issued in anticipation of the release of the results of the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), an initiative of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), in October 2013. The authors note that while the PIAAC statistics vary across Canada’s three northern territories, they do tell a story of a significant labour market challenge facing Canada’s North.

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2013-11-25

Client's Booklet: Writing – Level 2 (2013)

This document is part of a tool, developed by HRSDC, now called Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), that can be used to better understand Essential Skills (ES) needed for the workplace, and to help identify ES strengths and areas for improvement. Specifically, this booklet is designed for use by an employment counselling client to assess skill in writing at Level 2 complexity.

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2013-11-22

Building Essential Skills in the Workplace: Producing “Productivity through People” at Minas Basin Pulp & Power Company Limited (2005)

Minas Basin Pulp & Power’s Workplace Education Program (WEP) is helping the company meet the challenges of new technology and a changing economy.

Founded in 1927 in Hantsport, Nova Scotia, Minas Basin Pulp & Power produces a variety of paperboard products.

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2013-11-21

ES Solutions @ Malach Ltd. (2013)

A WEM partnership case study

Malach Ltd., a manufacturer of sheet metal products for various construction applications based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, has used Essential Skills (ES) training to meet the challenges of growing demand and market expansion.

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2013-11-20

ES Solutions @ Kleysen Transport (2013)

A WEM partnership case study

The success of Essential Skills (ES) training in the workplace led Kleysen Transport to develop a whole new vision of how the company should operate.

Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Kleysen Transport employs 500 people across Canada. With help from Workplace Education Manitoba (WEM), Kleysen had identified and responded to ES gaps among its employees that were affecting workplace performance.

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2013-11-20

ES Solutions @ Color Ad Packaging Ltd (2013)

A WEM partnership case study

Color Ad Packaging in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is using Essential Skills (ES) training to decrease waste in its plant.

Established in 2000, Color Ad makes packaging products for such clients as Lindt Chocolates, and is Canada’s largest producer of popcorn bags. While the company was experiencing strong growth, both the printing and the bag-making sides of company operations were experiencing unaccountable levels of waste.

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2013-11-20

Assessor's Booklet: Writing – Level 2 (2013)

This booklet is part of a tool developed by HRSDC, now called Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), designed to increase awareness of the Essential Skills (ES) needed in the workplace and to help practitioners conduct informal ES needs assessments for their clients.

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2013-11-14

The ACCC National Framework for Developing Essential Skills: Research Findings and Future Perspectives (2013)

This presentation, made at a national summit hosted by the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) in Ottawa, Ontario, in March 2013, outlines a project designed to provide evidence of the importance of Essential Skills (ES) in helping both students and workers succeed.

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2013-11-12

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