Essential Skills

Chart Aligning the Curriculum to the OALCF – Retail (2013)

This chart is part of a curriculum developed to help learners upgrade their skills to prepare for entry-level jobs in retail. It is part of a program called Bridging the Employment Gap, developed by the Simcoe/Muskoka Literacy Network (SMLN) in Ontario.

The program includes a series of occupational-related curriculum manuals. Other manuals in the series are entitled Clerical, Janitorial, Kitchen Help, Retail, and Ready for Work.

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2013-09-18

Supporting Apprenticeship Completions: A Model of Service Provision – Consultation Report (2013)

This consultation report is part of a project designed to close the gap between the number of people who start apprenticeship programs in remote locations in Northern Ontario and the number who actually complete the programs and receive their trade credentials. The project’s objective is to identify and pilot models for supporting those apprentices.

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2013-09-16

Case Study: Integrating Essential Skills for Success – Tillsonburg & District MSC (2011)

A pilot project at the Tillsonburg & District Multi-Service Centre (MSC) in Ontario provided wraparound services to help participants overcome multiple barriers to employment, including scarce work experience and low literacy and essential skills.

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2013-09-13

Chart Aligning the Curriculum to the OALCF – Ready For Work (2013)

Developed by the Simcoe/Muskoka Literacy Network (SMLN) in Ontario, the Bridging the Employment Gap program consists of a series of occupation-related curricula, designed to help learners upgrade their literacy, numeracy and other essential skills within the context of an entry-level occupation. There are six manuals in the series: Clerical, Grounds Maintenance, Janitorial, Kitchen Help, Retail, and Ready for Work.

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2013-09-11

How to hire the right person: Part 4 - Preparing for the Interview [Video – 4:35] (2013)

This is part four of a five-part series on the hiring process, offering advice to employers on hiring the right person for a job.

The best interviews are based on good job descriptions and job advertisements, the narrator says. She encourages employers to plan their questions in advance, and focus on open-ended questions that will help candidates demonstrate why they are suitable for the job.

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2013-09-10

The Reading Comprehension Skills Needed in a Fully Performing Workforce – A Breakthrough in Understanding: Policy Consequences for Alberta (2010)

This report compares estimates of the demand for literacy skills in the province of Alberta to estimates of the available supply of such skills. It also provides an overview of the instruction that would be required to eliminate the literacy skill shortages; an approximation of what such instruction would cost; and estimates of the direct economic benefits that might occur if such an investment were made.

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2013-09-10

Thinking Tip Sheet (2011)

This document provides tips for improving thinking skills, with a focus on problem solving, making decisions, and planning and organizing tasks.

The authors have also provided a set of practice exercises to improve thinking skills. The first three exercises focus on understanding a problem; identifying potential solutions; and choosing the best solution.

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2013-09-06

Case Study: Integrating Essential Skills for Success – FundyPros Specialty Construction (2011)

A New Brunswick construction company’s “School of Excellence” builds the leadership capacity of its supervisors by supporting them as they develop their essential skills.

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2013-09-05

How to hire the right person: Part 3 – Job ad [Video – 2:44] (2013)

This is the third video in a five-part series designed to help employers with the hiring process. Here, the focus is on creating a job advertisement.

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2013-09-05

Chart Aligning the Curriculum to the OALCF – Kitchen Help (2013)

This chart is part of a curriculum developed to help learners upgrade their skills in preparation for entry-level jobs as kitchen helpers.

It is part of a program called Bridging the Employment Gap, developed by the Simcoe/Muskoka Literacy Network (SMLN) in Ontario, which includes a series of occupation-related curriculum manuals. Other manuals in the series focus on clerical, janitorial, retail, and readiness for work.

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2013-09-04

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