Essential Skills

A Manual for Setting up an Essential Skills Program within the Union or Workplace (2006)

Workplace essential skills programs have certain principles of good practice that ensure quality programming. They include: The union is a full partner from the outset in the initiative, including any needs assessment, program design, program evaluation, hiring staff and program delivery. The intent of the essential skills program is not to “fix” workers.

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2009-07-29

Cavendish Farms Learning Centre: A Profile (2008)

Cavendish Farms on Prince Edward Island is contributing to the development of an educated and competent workforce. Its Learning Centre in New Annan is proud of its ongoing commitment to improving employee education. Its mandate to provide a learner-centred environment with individualized instruction has remained the central core and helps shape the evolving programs. Although the centre was originally designed to facilitate G.E.D.

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2009-07-22

Twelve Years of French-Language Adult Literacy Research in Canada: 1994-2005 (2009)

The years from 1994 to 2005 were marked by International Literacy Year, declared by UNESCO in 1990. Although numerous groups from community and educational settings had already conducted research in the field of literacy and

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2009-07-15

On the Job: The Essential Skill of Writing (2006)

Writing, Reading Text and Document Use are Essential Skills that are intertwined and very hard to teach in isolation. Teach them all together. Learners will need to use them all together in the workplace. Writing includes writing texts, writing in documents (completing forms) and non-paper-based writing (on a computer). Complexity levels for writing are based on the length and purpose, style and structure, and content of the writing.

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2009-07-15

Strategic Plan (2008)

2008 - 2013

The Board of Directors of the National Indigenous Literacy Association (NILA) represents First Nations people, Metis people, and Inuit people from coast to coast. Through provincial representation as well as representation in all stakeholder groups, NILA is poised to respond to the vision of eradicating illiteracy in its communities.

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2009-07-07

Information Literacy - Finding Information (2009)

An overview of Information Literacy (IL) is provided to introduce the IL process. A brief overview of the National Occupational Classification (NOC), a system of classifying Canadian occupation is presented, followed by information on Essential Skills (ES) and Essential Skills profiles.

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2009-07-07

Ready or Not... Perspectives on Literacy and Essential Skills in this Economic Downturn (2009)

A Canadian Baseline Study

In March 2009, MCL commissioned Resources for Results, a private research and evaluation firm, to conduct a baseline study to explore the effects of the recent economic downturn on literacy and essential skills programs across Canada.

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2009-07-03

Language for Work: CLB and Essential Skills for ESL Instructors (2009)

This guide is intended for ESL instructors who wish to use Essential Skills in the ESL classroom to enrich and support language acquisition, as well as communicative competence. It also provides ESL instructors with ideas that highlight the transferability of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) and Essential Skills.

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2009-07-03

Language for Work: CLB and Essential Skills for Trainers (2009)

This guidebook was developed by the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB) to help immigrants meet employment goals in the Canadian workplace by enhancing the understanding of Essential Skills (ES) for facilitators who work with immigrants.

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2009-07-03

Language for Work: CLB and Essential Skills for Job Analysts (2009)

The purpose of this guide is to help job analysts improve the recording and communicating of language tasks related to occupations, further benefiting all users of these documents. It begins with a brief overview of ESP and NOS research and applications. The information found in the latter half of the guide takes analysts through the language demands of tasks they

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