Essential Skills

Client's Booklet – Writing – Level 1 (2013)

This booklet is part of a tool developed by HRSDC, now called Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), to promote understanding of the Essential Skills (ES) needed for the workplace, and to help identify ES strengths and areas for improvement. Specifically, it is designed for use by an employment-counselling client to assess skill in writing at Level 1 complexity.

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2013-11-08

Literacy and Essential Skills Factsheets – Learner, Rita Whynot (2012)

This short document focuses on a woman who, after many years at home raising her children, decides to enrol in an adult learning program and earn her GED (General Education Development) designation. She notes that the knowledge she has gained from adult learning will also enable her to help her six grandchildren.

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2013-11-07

Make the Skills Connection: Building individuals' self-confidence as a first step to helping them acquire or enhance their employability and essential skills or ensure the success of their job-specific training (2001)

This case study offers suggestions for developing resources that would help frontline community-based employment counsellors better serve individuals with skills gaps that hinder their participation in the labour force.

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2013-11-07

Digital Technology Snapshot of the Literacy and Essential Skills Field 2013 (2013)

Summary Report

Based on a project undertaken by the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN), this report offers a look at how digital technology tools are being used in the Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) field.

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2013-11-04

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

This booklet is part of a tool, developed by HRSDC, now called Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), to help ensure that workers have the Essential Skills to get the job done.

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2013-11-01

Training Matters – Information Supplement (2009)

Training Matters is ABC Life Literacy Canada's official publication on workplace literacy and essential skills. It profiles leaders and businesses whose innovative workplace training programs are enhancing employee skills and achieving organizational efficiencies.

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2013-11-01

Life Literacy Radio – Episode 5: Interview with Joe Gallant, worker, and Tracy Defoe, expert in workplace literacy and essential skills [Audio 24:10] (2010)

This episode of Life Literacy Radio celebrates International Adult Learners’ Week (IALW), observed every year in April.

The episode includes an interview with Joe Gallant of Red Deer, Alberta. He went from being a labourer with low literacy skills to being a skilled tradesperson and a lifelong learner.

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2013-10-31

Literacy and Essential Skills Factsheets – Learner Rayburne Whynot (2012)

Prepared by Literacy Nova Scotia, this factsheet is one in a series sharing the experiences of adult learners.

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2013-10-29

Literacy and Essential Skills Factsheets – Learner, Madina Uwizeyimana (2012)

In this brief document, a young woman who came to Canada from Africa explains how an adult learning program is helping her improve her English and develop the skills she needs to find work. She emphasizes the importance of education for her whole family, and explains that she hopes to continue her education in nursing.

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2013-10-25

Client Booklet: Reading – Level 2 (2013)

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

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2013-10-24

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