Skill development

Promoting Essential Skills and Apprenticeship Training in Aboriginal Communities Across Canada (2011)

A Summary of Discussion Findings

This report summarizes key findings from 29 workshops held in Aboriginal communities across Canada between December 2010 and June 2011 to create awareness about Essential Skills (ES) tools. Workshop participants included employment counsellors who work with Aboriginal clients, as well as economic development officers, apprenticeship counsellors, and trades program coordinators.

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2014-04-10

Overview of the Food Processing Industry (2005)

Canada’s food processing industry needs to develop a country-wide collaborative initiative in order to address its needs and be competitive in a global economy, say the authors of this report.

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2014-03-24

Model for Integrated Foundation Skill Support in wholesale, retail and personal services training – MIFSS 3 (2013)

This document is part of a resource published by Service Skills Australia, one of 11 Industry Skills Councils funded by the Australian government to support skills development for industries. Designed to help vocational trainers integrate foundation skill development and support into their course planning and delivery, the resource can be customized to meet the needs of various sectors.

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2014-03-19

Model for Integrated Foundation Skill Support in tourism, travel and hospitality training – MIFSS 2 (2013)

Service Skills Australia is one of 11 Industry Skills Councils funded by the Australian government to support skills development for industry. It has published a resource designed to help vocational trainers integrate foundation skill support and development into their course planning and delivery.

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2014-03-14

Model for Integrated Foundation Skill Support in sport, fitness and recreation training – MIFSS 1 (2013)

This document is part of a resource published by the non-profit organization Service Skills Australia, one of 11 Industry Skills Councils funded by the Australian government to support skills development for industries. The resource is designed to help vocational trainers integrate foundation skill support into their course planning and delivery. It can be customized to meet the needs of various sectors.

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2014-03-07

Promoting Skills for Innovation in Higher Education: A Literature Review on the Effectiveness of Problem-based Learning and of Teaching Behaviours (2014)

OECD Working Paper No. 100

This document is housed on the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) server.

This report examines the current evidence on the effectiveness of problem-based learning, compared with more traditional approaches in higher education teaching, and explores the extent to which problem-based learning can be an effective way to develop both discipline-specific and transferable skills for innovation.

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2014-02-19

Royal Canadian Mint (2005)

Case Study

The Royal Canadian Mint’s (RCM’s) Foundation Skills Program improved employees’ existing skills, while giving them the tools needed for ongoing skills acquisition.

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2014-01-28

Building Skills Together: A Report from Provincial and Territorial Labour Market Ministers (2013)

The authors of this report call on Canada’s federal government to work with the provinces and territories to ensure that labour market funding agreements support programs that work for all regions and labour markets across the country.

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2014-01-16

Slocan Group/Canadian Forest Products ⎯ Mackenzie (2005)

Case Study

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

Career Ladders: Providing Opportunities for Ontario's Working Adults (2013)

This brief document offers an overview of the concept of career ladders, a means of enabling low-skilled, low-income workers to enter and ascend up a career pathway in a given industry or occupation on their own time.

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2014-01-06

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