Skill upgrading

Teck Cominco (2005)

Case Study

Management and union at Vancouver-based Teck Cominco Limited joined forces to form The Learning Centre (TLC) at the company’s operation in Trail, British Columbia.

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2014-01-27

Workforce and Workplace Literacy and Essential Skills – Final Report: Interests and Prospects in Yukon (2013)

This document outlines a project undertaken by the Yukon Literacy Coalition to assess community stakeholder interests related to workplace and workforce literacy and essential skills (LES). The project included a literature review and 96 face-to-face interviews.

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2013-10-08

The Reading Comprehension Skills Needed in a Fully Performing Workforce – A Breakthrough in Understanding: Policy Consequences for Alberta (2010)

This report compares estimates of the demand for literacy skills in the province of Alberta to estimates of the available supply of such skills. It also provides an overview of the instruction that would be required to eliminate the literacy skill shortages; an approximation of what such instruction would cost; and estimates of the direct economic benefits that might occur if such an investment were made.

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2013-09-10

Thinking Tip Sheet (2011)

This document provides tips for improving thinking skills, with a focus on problem solving, making decisions, and planning and organizing tasks.

The authors have also provided a set of practice exercises to improve thinking skills. The first three exercises focus on understanding a problem; identifying potential solutions; and choosing the best solution.

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2013-09-06

How context shapes WES training: An early look at the Workplace Training Program, BC (2012)

Presentation given during The Centre for Literacy Summer Institute 2012, June 27 - 29, 2012 in Montreal, QC

This presentation provides an overview of the Workplace Training Program (WTP), a pilot program launched in March 2012 in the retail and food services sectors in British Columbia. The 30-hour workplace Essential Skills training program is aimed at sales associates and servers with lower skills and educational attainment.

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2013-07-02

The Haves and Have Nots of Canada's Labour Market (2012)

In Focus - December 3, 2012

This discussion paper focuses on the mismatch between employment skills and labour supply in Canada, with both labour surpluses and labour shortages evident, depending upon the sector.

The author points out that on the one hand, jobs go unfilled for long stretches because of the lack of qualified applicants. But for a number of occupations, employment opportunities are becoming scarcer.

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2013-01-22

Canada's Skills Crisis: What We Heard (2012)

A Canadian Chamber of Commerce report on cross-country consultations in 2012

This document outlines the findings of country-wide consultations carried out by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in 2012 to explore the issue of skill and labour shortages.

Three key issues emerged from the consultations: the need to upgrade the skills of existing Canadian workers; the necessity of improved connections between educators and employers; and the need to find the right approach to immigration.

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2012-10-19

The Implementation of the Skills Development Employment Benefit Program: A Preliminary Look (2000)

This report was prepared for the Toronto Training Board, an independent, non-profit corporation governed by a board of directors representing business, labour, women, persons with disabilities, visible/racial minorities, Francophones and educators/trainers.

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2012-08-14

Tips on Introducing Essential Skills into Construction Trades Training (2010)

Trades instructors looking for practical ways to teach Essential Skills to apprentices studying a trade will find useful information in this publication. It provides tips and strategies for teaching Reading, Document Use and Numeracy.

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2012-07-17

Problem Solved! A Guide for Employers and Practitioners (2008)

This tool is designed for employers and practitioners who want to help employees and learners practise and improve their problem-solving skills. It includes descriptions of various problem-solving techniques; activities for practising those techniques; and worksheets to guide individuals through the process of solving a problem.

There is also a log where details of a problem and its solution can be recorded for future reference.

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2010-11-05

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