Essential Skills

Meeting Expectations: Measuring the Impacts of Workplace Essential Skills Training (2013)

Final Report, Measures of Success project

This is the final report from Measures of Success (MOS), a research project designed to develop an evaluation model that could be used to determine the long-term outcomes of workplace Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) initiatives in Manitoba and Nova Scotia.

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2013-10-04

Measures of Success: Workplace Literacy and Essential Skills Initiatives – Panel Report from the Summer Institute 2010 (2010)

This presentation offers an introduction to Measures of Success (MOS), a research project designed to develop an evaluation model to measure the long-term outcomes of workplace Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) initiatives in Manitoba and Nova Scotia.

The project builds on a model developed in New Zealand, modified to the Canadian context and applied to 20 selected workplace LES initiatives in Manitoba and Nova Scotia.

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2013-10-03

Measures of Success: Workplace Literacy and Essential Skills Initiatives – Presentation at the Summer Institute 2012 (2012)

This presentation outlines the early results from Measures of Success (MOS), a research project designed to develop an evaluation model to measure the long-term outcomes of workplace Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) initiatives in Manitoba and Nova Scotia. The project builds on a model developed in New Zealand, modified to the Canadian context.

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2013-10-02

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

This booklet is part of a tool developed by HRSDC, now called Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), designed to enable career and employment counsellors to conduct informal Essential Skills (ES) needs assessments for their clients.

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2013-10-02

Preparing for Carpenter Training (2009)

This document is designed to assess the readiness of anyone planning to enter the carpentry trade. It offers an opportunity to practise the skills of reading text, document use, and numeracy, and also provides a review of the math foundation skills that will be needed during technical training.

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2013-10-01

Life Literacy Radio – Episode 1: Interview with Dr. Rick Miner, Colleges Ontario; Joy Fielding, author, Good Reads; and ABC Life Literacy Canada president Margaret Eaton [Audio 20:00] (2010)

This is the debut episode of Life Literacy Radio, an audio podcast launched by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 2010.

The episode begins with an interview with Margaret Eaton, the former president of ABC Life Literacy Canada, discussing the importance of financial literacy and lifelong learning.

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2013-10-01

Assessment and Training Referral Guide for Northwestern Ontario Employment Ontario Service Delivery Partners (2012)

This guide has been designed to provide Employment Ontario (EO) service providers with the tools and information they need to identify whether clients are academically prepared to reach their goals, to make appropriate client referrals within the EO service delivery network or the community at large.

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2013-09-27

Introduction to an Essential Skills Needs Assessment (2012)

This tool offers career and employment counsellors a step-by-step process for conducting an informal Essential Skills (ES) needs assessment; guidance on supporting clients to make more informed decisions about training and job searches; and informal assessment questions for reading, writing, and numeracy skills.

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2013-09-25

How to hire the right person : Part 5 – Evaluating the Candidates [Video – 4:10] (2013)

This is the final installment of a five-part video series designed to help employers navigate the hiring process. It focuses on evaluating interviewees and on what to do during the interview.

The narrator encourages employers to put the candidates at ease by explaining the interview process, then following that process. Employers should encourage the job applicant to do 90 percent of the talking in the interview.

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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

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