Essential Skills

Skills for Life (2006)

Essential Skills and Workplace Literacy Final Report

The ultimate goal of the Essential Skills and Worplace Literacy Project was to "re-envision the workplace as a learning place.”

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2007-03-26

Final Report: Measuring the Impact (2005)

WWestnet Conferences 2000 - 2005

The main purpose of WWestnet (The Western Canada Workplace Essential Skills Training Network) is to raise awareness of and to be a catalyst for addressing workplace essential skills issues. This report looks at the value and impact of Wwestnet conferences and events held between November 2000 and June 2005.

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2007-03-21

Brief to Senate Standing Committee On Social Affairs, Science and Technology (2007)

Re: Hearings on Literacy

In February 2007, members of NALD were invited by the Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology to participate in the ongoing national discussion on literacy and its impact on education and employment skills in Canada.

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2007-02-12

Matching Need & Response (2005)

Evaluation of the Workplace Education Initiative Final Report

The Workplace Education Initiative was developed in 1989 to improve the literacy levels of Nova Scotians and reaches many organizations throughout Nova Scotia. The Initiative provides non-traditional educational opportunities to staff within organizations who wish to improve their essential skills.

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2007-01-24

Consultations on the Government of Canada's Proposal to Establish a Canadian Learning Institute (2003)

This report outlines the views expressed over the course of consultations done in early 2003. The consultations were regarding the broad parameters of a proposed Canadian Learning Institute, including knowledge and information needs, mandate and organizational structure.

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2006-08-10

AWAL Guide (2006)

Handbook For Facilitators

The AWAL Guide: Handbook for Facilitators is essentially “AWAL in a box.” The background information, suggestions, and resources collected here are intended to provide you with the tools and support you need to understand, plan for, deliver, and benefit from an AWAL Workshop for your organization.

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2006-08-04

Expo 06 - WWestnet's Essential Skills Expo (2006)

Conference Report and Resource Guide

WWestnet conceived and organized Expo 06 in an effort to engage businesses from across western Canada in an essential skills event that would focus on best practices in the development, delivery and assessment of integrated workplace based training initiatives. Expo 06 showcased workplace projects and programs that integrate essential skills development into training and daily work.

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2006-07-26

Summary Outcomes from the SHARE Essential Skills Knowledge Forum with Dr. Robin Millar (2006)

This report is a summary of the outcomes from the SHARE Essential Skills Knowledge Forus with Dr. Robin Millar.

The Essential Skills Forum was a six-week project that ran from March 26 - May 6, 2006 (pre-project preparation & outlines started March 20). In May, there were 41 Registered Participants (5 of whom were out-of-province). The forum had 2,153 web page hits, or people accessing and responding to information.

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2006-06-21

Productivity, Employment, and Essential Skills (2000)

Conference Final Report

These are notes from the fourth WWestnet conference. Its goal was to have participants pause to ‘take stock' of the progress made during the last ten years; then to look forward to the challenges facing the Canadian workforce in the new century. The conference evaluations indicate that most people thought the conference was worthwhile, with high ratings for organization and overall success.

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2006-06-14

Measuring Success - International Comparisons and Bottom Lines (2005)

On June 3, 2005, Sue Turner, on behalf of the Western Canada Workplace Essential Skills Training Network (WWestnet), welcomed delegates to Measuring Success: International Comparisons and Bottom Lines. Sue explained that the conference sessions would feature the preliminary findings of the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) and

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2006-05-30

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