Job skills

Learning Materials in Instruction - Summary Report (2009)

This document grew out of a research project sponsored by SkillPlan, the British Columbia Construction Industry Skill Improvement Council, with funding from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.

The project’s primary purpose was to explore whether work-related materials, as part of an instructional curriculum, are more effective in skill development than other instructional materials.

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2011-07-22

Teamwork and Job Involvement Training (2010)

The goal of this manual is to help Inuit understand how brainstorming and team work can help them become self-sufficient.

The author uses the structure of the traditional igloo to illustrate the workplace, from the lowest point to the highest point. She discusses the need to deal with cultural change and be open to both new ideas and different cultures.

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2011-07-12

Essential Skills for a Winning Team [Video - 2:36] (2011)

Learn why Essential Skills are important when working with others

This animated video provides an introduction to the nine Essential Skills (ES), explaining that they are foundational skills that are the key to acquiring and applying all other skills required on the job.

The video also includes an example of how a foreman on a construction site uses the lens of ES to understand a problem he is facing on the job, find a solution, and apply it.

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2011-06-24

Essential Skills in Canadian Workplaces (2007)

Final Report

This document summarizes the results of a survey of 1,500 Canadian employers carried out early in 2007 to examine perceptions surrounding Essential Skills in the workplace.

The authors note that while awareness of the term seems high, employers are more likely to cite job-specific skills as examples of Essential Skills, rather than seeing it as a common set of transferrable skills required for any job.

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2011-05-31

Aboriginal Engagement (2008)

Who Does What in Aboriginal Skills Development: A Reference Document

The goal of this document is to explain the nature of Aboriginal human resources issues in Canada, and to provide practical information for promoting partnerships that lead to meaningful work for Aboriginal people and boost the pool of skilled workers for economic sectors currently experiencing shortfalls.

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2011-04-15

Workplace/Workforce Literacy Feasibility Project Final Report (2010)

Executive Summary

This document summarizes the findings of a consultant’s review of the role of Literacy Nova Scotia (LNS) in developing literacy and Essential Skills related to the workplace and to workforce development. The author’s findings are based on discussions with key players in the field, as well as a review of federal and provincial documents about adult literacy.

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2011-03-11

Making Cent$ of Literacy (2006)

The bottom line impact

The authors of this document make a business case for workplace literacy by discussing the benefits of literacy and skills development from the employer’s perspective.

The authors begin by explaining the definition of literacy in today’s economy and providing an introduction to the nine Essential Skills. They point out that low literacy skills hurt productivity and make businesses less competitive.

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2011-03-11

Your Complete Job Search Guide (2009)

This is a guide to all the steps needed to find a job. The authors begin with exercises to help the user learn more about the labour market and assess personal strengths and weaknesses.

From there, the authors move on to preparing a resumé and portfolio; writing a good cover letter; and completing a job application. They also provide tips for tracking down hard-to-find jobs and preparing for a job interview.

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2011-01-14

Hatching a Plan for Safety: Literacy Skills Development at Lilydale Inc. (2009)

Lilydale Inc., one of Canada’s largest poultry processors, operates manufacturing facilities and hatcheries in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

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2010-11-23

EmployAbility Success! (2009)

Using skills to find a job and keep a job

This project was developed to help fill in the gaps for learners seeking employment or further training after upgrading through a literacy program.

The curriculum focuses on helping learners develop their “soft” employability skills, like communication and adaptability. Other topics covered include thinking and solving problems; demonstrating positive attitudes; being responsible; and learning continuously.

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2010-11-16

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