Job skills

Preparing for Technical Training: Essential Skills for Water/Wastewater Operators, Levels 1 & 2 - Course Overview (2010)

This document provides an overview of a course designed to train people to work in water and wastewater treatment facilities.

The course consists of eight classes, each five hours in length. Course materials include a pre-assessment test, along with eight modules for the teacher to complete with learners.

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2011-12-02

Communication in the Canadian Workplace: Part Two - Resolving Workplace Conflict [Video - 13:03] (2009)

This 13-minute video is part of a series prepared by Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC) to illustrate the importance of effective oral communication in a Canadian workplace. While the information it contains would be useful for anyone, it is aimed particularly at people who are new to Canada.

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2011-10-28

Ready to Go: Training Materials for School Bus Drivers (2010)

This resource was developed to respond to Essential Skills training needs of immigrants who want to work in the transportation field. While the primary target group is those for whom English is a second language, the authors note that some would-be drivers whose first language is English also expressed a need for such training.

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2011-10-18

The benefits of experiential learning: (2008)

Lessons in Learning – February 21, 2008

The authors note that improvements in post-secondary educational attainment are an important response to the growing demand for skills in the Canadian labour market. However, in addition to academic skills, employers require their employees to have occupational skills, including both job-specific technical skills and “soft skills” like interpersonal communication and teamwork.

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2011-10-14

Document Use Indicator - A Guide for Employers (2009)

This document has been designed to help employers learn more about the document use skills of their employees by providing examples of Level 1 and Level 2 assessment questions. The goal is to help employers determine the skill levels employees bring to the workplace; identify current training needs; and improve workplace training by targeting specific skill areas for improvement.

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2011-09-02

Numeracy Indicator - A Guide for Employers (2009)

The authors of this document have provided a series of Level 1 and Level 2 assessment questions to help employers learn more about the numeracy skills of their employees. This tool can help employers determine employees’ existing skill levels; identify training needs; and focus workplace training to target specific areas that need improvement.

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2011-09-02

Bridging the Employment Gap for Learners with Low Literacy Levels (2008)

This document is a presentation that gives literacy practitioners an introduction to the Bridging the Employment Gap program developed by the Simcoe/Muskoka Literacy Network (SMLN) in Ontario.

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2011-08-30

Skills Development Fact Sheet: Overcoming Skills Shortages (2011)

This brief document is one in a series highlighting initiatives undertaken by Canadian sector councils to deal with problems in the labour market. Sector councils are industry-led organizations that address skills development issues and implement labour market solutions in key sectors of the economy.

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2011-08-09

Skills Development Fact Sheet: Up-Skilling for the Jobs of Tomorrow (2011)

In this document, the authors provide brief descriptions of a variety of programs developed by sector councils to help both employers and job-seekers prepare for the jobs of tomorrow. Sector councils are industry‐led partnerships that bring together representatives from business, labour, education, and other professional groups to address sector‐wide human resource issues on a national scale.

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2011-08-05

Workbook 7 - Essential Skills to Maintain Employability (2011)

This workbook is part of a series prepared through a project designed to develop resources for people who want to look for work while strengthening their Essential Skills. Funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Office of Literacy and Essential Skills, the project was carried out by Literacy Link South Central (LLSC) in Ontario.

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2011-08-05

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