Job experience

The Importance of Signalling in Job Placement and Promotion (2006)

Research Paper

In economics, “signalling” refers to the idea that one party conveys some information about himself to another party. For example, in the job market, a potential employee sends out signals about his abilities by acquiring certain education credentials, which the employer assumes are a signal that the potential employee has greater ability.

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2013-10-02

The Environmental Skills Internship Project Cleaning Up on Skills Training in Cape Breton's Budding Environment Sector (2005)

The Environmental Skills Internship (ESI) project established by the Environmental Careers Organization of Canada (ECO Canada) provides wage subsidies to environmental businesses based in Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton region.

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2013-08-21

Giving Back: Volunteering For Work Experience - Students' Notes (2005)

This document is part of a 12-week program designed to help Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) learners prepare to do volunteer work as a way to develop skills and gain experience that could be applied in the workforce or used to help them gain greater personal independence.

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2011-09-13

Giving Back: Volunteering for Work Experience Program (2005)

The goal of this program is to help Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) learners prepare to work as volunteers as a way of developing skills and gaining experience that can be applied in the workforce or used to increase personal independence.

In this document, the authors describe the background, development and results of the Giving Back project, and provide recommendations for modifying it to suit specific groups of learners.

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2011-09-13

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

Workbook 1: Assess your skills (2004)

The workbooks in the Skills at Work program are for adults in upgrading programs who are preparing for work. In Skills at Work, learners read about different kinds of jobs and the skills needed to do these jobs. The workbooks help learners see links between the skills they may already have and the skills they need at work and illustrate how skills can be transferred from one job to another.

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2008-10-23

Connecting to Workplaces (2004)

Validating Outcomes Demonstrations with Employers

From October 2003 to June 2004, Literacy Network Northeast conducted a job creation partnership project in Northeastern Ontario entitled the Workforce Skills Training project. This project involved hiring twelve researchers in eight communities throughout Northeastern Ontario. These researchers worked in literacy and basic skills funded agencies gathering information on entry-level jobs in the local labour market and creating job profiles.

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2008-06-12

Phased-In Retirement Options Needed for Skill Shortage Challenge (2003)

A CLBC Commentary

Phased-in retirement is really a catch phrase that can include special assignments, mentoring, job sharing, and end to shift work, reduced hours and telecommuting. Unfortunately, the tax, pension and paperwork implications of these accommodations pose barriers that can translate into inertia.

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2007-07-25

Essential Skills & The Northern Oil and Gas Workforce (2005)

The focus of Essential Skills and the Northern Oil and Gas Workforce was on effective training with a particular emphasis on the role of essential skills enhancement in the development of the northern workforce. It was hoped that this conference would help to raise awareness of essential skills and provide a jumping off point for increased essential skills integration in education and workplace training programs.

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2006-05-05

Learning Working Knowledge: Implications for Training (1993)

Women's Education des femmes, Winter 1993 - Vol. 10, No. 3/4

This article concerns a study conducted in cooperation with CCLOW and through funding provided by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. During the study, in-depth, open-ended interviews were conducted with over forty women to hear what knowledge and skills they felt they had to learn to be effective at their jobs and how and where they learned these things.

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2004-08-31

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