Skills demonstration

What Counts as Evidence Project (2000)

Phase 2 Report

The goal of the project described in this document was to develop activities that would allow Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) college practitioners to assess learners’ progress in math and in self-management and self-direction (SMSD).

The authors developed the activities based on information collected from surveys. The activities were then field-tested by 11 LBS college practitioners with more than 60 learners.

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2011-03-25

Innovation Skills Profile (2003)

This Conference Board of Canada pamphlet describes the Innovation Skills Profile, a listing of those skills employees need in order to contribute to an organization's innovation performance, enabling the organization to produce new or improved products, processes and services.

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2008-11-25

Employability Skills 2000+ (2000)

This pamphlet by The Conference Board of Canada introduces Employability Skills 2000+, a program that emphasizes the critical skills employees need in the workplace. These skills include communication, problem solving, positive attitudes and behaviours, adaptability, working with others, and science, technology and mathematics skills. This pamphlet describes each of these skills and how they can be used in the workplace and beyond.

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2008-11-25

Workbook 2: A day on the job (2004)

The workbooks in the Skills at Work series are for adults in upgrading programs who are preparing for work. In Skills at Work, learners read about different kinds of jobs and the skills needed to do these jobs. The workbooks help learners see links between the skills they may already have and the skills they need at work and illustrate how skills can be transferred from one job to another.

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2008-10-23

Practitioner Guide to Workbooks 1 and 2 (2004)

This practitioner guide is for instructors and tutors who are working with adults using the Skills at Work workforce literacy materials. Skills at Work explores common entry - level jobs and the ways literacy skills are applied generally at work. Its target audience is adults in Literacy and Basic Skills programs whose goals include employment.

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2008-10-23

Meeting the Challenge (2005)

A Guide to Working with Essential Skills

This resource highlights the importance of Essential Skills, those basic skills that we use every day to take part in activities of daily living and to do the tasks required in our job. This guide provides information on a number of programs, tools, best practices, applications, initiatives and pilot projects from across Canada that focus on Essential Skills.

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2008-09-30

Workplace Check-up (2005)

Guide for Employers and Employees

The Workplace Checkup document is a tool that employers can use to gather employee feedback on essential skills in the workplace. The information collected will provide employers with a better understanding of the training needs of their organization. This tool also gives employees the opportunity to provide information about their skills and the availability of training in the workplace.

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2008-04-16

Defining Essential Skills (2005)

In this short document prepared by Human Resources and Social Development Canada, the nine Essential Skills are defined and explained. Information on these nine skills - reading, writing, numeracy, document use, oral communication, computer use, continuous learning, thinking, and working with others - is presented in table format. In addition a definition, typical applications and a workplace example of each skill is provided.

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2008-04-11

Document Use Indicator (2005)

A Guide for Employers and Employees

The Document Use Indicator is a tool that can be used by employers to learn more about the document use skills of their employees. It gives an indication of skill levels by providing ten examples of Level 1 and Level 2 assessment questions. The questions duplicate actual workplace tasks performed in a variety of occupations, but they do not require specialized knowledge to be correctly answered.

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2008-04-08

Hiring Checklist (2005)

Human Resources and Social Development Canada has designed this hiring checklist to help employers determine if a candidate has the skills required for the position being filled. This tool is based on the following essential skills: reading, document use, numeracy, writing, oral communication, working with others, thinking, computer use and continuous learning.

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2008-04-04

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