Lifelong learning

Learning Curves, Twists, and Turns (2013)

This paper is part of a project designed to collect information and stories about both teaching and learning in adult literacy.

The author describes both the frustrations and the joys of undertaking a project in Bolivia, where she had to adjust to a new culture and learn a new language. Everything she had once taken for granted was no longer valid or easy.

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2014-01-16

Slocan Group/Canadian Forest Products ⎯ Mackenzie (2005)

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In 1996, the Slocan Group and its union set up an on-site adult learning centre at the company’s forest-products facility in Mackenzie, British Columbia.

Most of the 500 production employees at the Mackenzie location had not been in any formal learning environment for many years, and were anxious when faced with on-the-job training.

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2014-01-14

Embedding Literacy and Essential Skills (ELES) in the Workplace – Case Study (2012)

This report outlines a three-year project carried out in British Columbia to explore ways to embed Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) approaches in three different sectors, including health care.

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2013-12-13

Building Essential Skills in the Workplace: Teaching the Skills That Enable Employees to Manage Change at Syncrude Canada Ltd. (2005)

In 1988, Syncrude partnered with Keyano College in Fort McMurray, Alberta, to launch Canada’s first workplace literacy program, Effective Reading in Context (ERIC). Since then, Syncrude has built on the success of its initial program with a variety of initiatives that promote lifelong learning.

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2013-12-12

Dancing with Robots: Human Skills for Computerized Work (2013)

This paper is part of a series looking at the economic trends that will shape policy over the coming decades in the United States.

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2013-11-28

Mount Royal College's College-Wide Learning Outcomes Initiative Phase 2: Building on Teaching Strengths and Empowering Postsecondary Learners (1999)

Mount Royal College in Calgary, Alberta, is empowering postsecondary learners and building on faculty teaching strengths by integrating institution-wide employability skills and development objectives into all its courses and programs.

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2013-11-15

Mount Royal College's College-Wide Learning Outcomes Initiative: Developing Transferable Skills for Workplace Success and Continuous Learning (1998)

Mount Royal College in Calgary, Alberta, is preparing its graduates for workplace success and lifelong learning by developing their generic employability skills.

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2013-11-13

Training Matters – Information Supplement (2009)

Training Matters is ABC Life Literacy Canada's official publication on workplace literacy and essential skills. It profiles leaders and businesses whose innovative workplace training programs are enhancing employee skills and achieving organizational efficiencies.

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2013-11-01

Life Literacy Radio – Episode 5: Interview with Joe Gallant, worker, and Tracy Defoe, expert in workplace literacy and essential skills [Audio 24:10] (2010)

This episode of Life Literacy Radio celebrates International Adult Learners’ Week (IALW), observed every year in April.

The episode includes an interview with Joe Gallant of Red Deer, Alberta. He went from being a labourer with low literacy skills to being a skilled tradesperson and a lifelong learner.

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2013-10-31

Imperial Oil Limited's Capability Development Program: Developing All Employees' Skills for Competitive Advantage (1999)

Imperial Oil Limited is helping employees develop their generic employability skills by providing them with timely education and training, challenging work experiences, coaching and counselling, and opportunities for independent study.

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