Essential Skills

Defining Essential Skills (2009)

Essential Skills, as researched and defined by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), are the skills needed for work, learning and life. They provide the foundation for learning all other skills and enable people to evolve with their jobs and adapt to workplace change.

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2009-06-24

A Guide for Planning a Collaborative Evaluation for Municipal Workplace Literacy Programs (1998)

This workbook describes a step-by-step process for developing an evaluation strategy for municipal workplace literacy programs. The approach is based on collaboration and on-going assessment. The workbook describes how to prepare for the evaluation, how to plan the evaluation, and how to carry it out.

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2009-06-24

Awakening the Giant Within: Reflections on Strategies for Recruiting Francophone Adults to French-Language Literacy Programs (2008)

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The purpose of this study was to discover strategies for encouraging adult francophones with poor literacy skills to articulate a need for literacy training and strategies that education centres can use to answer that need adequately.

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2009-06-10

Essential Skills Refresher Training: Preparation for the TOWES (2009)

Final Report

The results from a round of TOWES at a Winnipeg aerospace company in 2007 spoke loudly and clearly. Essential Skills refresher training works. After just six months of Essential Skills training, one group's pass rate on the test was 55 per cent higher than those without the refresher, while the second group's pass rate was 100 per cent higher.

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2009-06-05

Reaching for the Tipping Point in Literacy (2008)

A Pan-Canadian Invitational Roundtable February 4 and 5 2008 Ottawa, Ontario

This report contains the highlights and key findings of a two-day bilingual roundtable discussion on how to achieve improvements in the area of literacy, held in Ottawa in February, 2008. The roundtable brought together more than 80 policy-makers, researchers, and representatives from the literacy movement, community-based organizations, business, and labour.

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2009-06-01

Computers for Deaf Learners (2007)

The experience of the deaf in a hearing-majority workplace is filled with frustration, secondhand information and the annoyance of always being "the last to know." In 2007, Workplace Education Manitoba published the curriculum developed through a workplace essential skills project conducted at partner Boeing Canada Technology Ltd. in Winnipeg.

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2009-05-22

Connecting Literacy, Learning & Work (2008)

This book is intended for those who work in adult literacy programs and are engaged in the on-going process of making connections between literacy, learning and work. It contains some research-based discussion, curriculum ideas, a few ready-to-use tools, interviews with instructors, and student photo stories.

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2009-05-20

VOICE: A Dynamic and Interactive Approach for Exploring Employment Possibilities (2007)

VOICE was developed to assist facilitators working in employment preparation. The hands-on activities can be used to gain knowledge and empower participants to make transitions to the world of work by helping them to identify their interests, skills, and most importantly their own voice.

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2009-05-15

Heavy Equipment Operator (HEO) (2006)

Skills Passport

The Workplace Education Manitoba Steering Committee (WEMSC) funded a project to develop and pilot an entry-level curriculum for essential skills and employability skills for heavy equipment operators (HEOs) and skilled labourers. This passport validates that the owner has been recognized as having the entry-level skills required of a Heavy Equipment Operator under a certified training and assessment program.

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2009-04-01

Skilled Labourer (2006)

Skills Passport

The Workplace Education Manitoba Steering Committee (WEMSC) funded a project to develop and pilot an entry-level curriculum for essential skills and employability skills for heavy equipment operators (HEOs) and skilled labourers. This passport validates that the owner has been recognized as having the entry-level skills required of a Skilled Labourer under a certified training and assessment program.

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2009-04-01

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