Surveys

Go NSSAL! Success Stories in Adult Education (2009)

The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL) was formed in 2001 to coordinate adult learning programs, ranging from basic literacy to high school completion, across the province. Since then, there have been more than 30,000 enrolments in NSSAL-funded programs and more than 2,800 adults have earned their high school diploma.

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2011-08-16

Blended Delivery: Report of Survey Results (2011)

This report offers an assessment of the current state of “blended delivery” in Ontario’s college-based adult upgrading (AU) and literacy and basic skills (LBS) programs.

Blended delivery refers to courses that combine face-to-face classroom instruction with online learning. Such an approach, also known as hybrid delivery, is used to maximize both student learning and physical resources.

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2011-07-26

The financial knowledge of Canadians (2011)

Canadian Social Trends - Article from March 8, 2011

This article is based on the results of a quiz included as part of the 2009 Canadian Financial Capability Survey (CFCS), sponsored by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, Finance Canada and the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada. The quiz included 14 multiple-choice questions on such topics as inflation and interest rates; credit reports and credit ratings; stocks and risk; insurance; taxation; debts and loans; and banking fees.

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2011-07-19

Survey Report: Use of work-related materials in instruction (2008)

This document describes the results of an email survey carried out by SkillPlan, the BC Construction Industry Skills Improvement Council, to examine usage patterns of work-related materials from the practitioner point of view.

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2011-06-23

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

What's Happening in Apprenticeship Now (2009)

Stakeholders' Feedback on the Barriers to Apprenticeship: Final Report

This report follows up on a 2004 study by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) on the barriers to apprenticeship training in Canada. That study found nine barriers, including negative attitudes towards apprenticeship and a poor image of trades; concerns about apprentices’ basic and essential skills; a lack of support for trades within school systems; and a lack of resources to support apprenticeship.

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2011-03-29

It pays to hire an apprentice: Calculating the Return on Training Investment for Skilled Trades Employers in Canada (2009)

A Study of 16 Trades - Phase II: Final Report

In this study, carried out by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) during 2008, almost 1,000 employers in 16 different trades in a variety of sectors completed a survey on the costs and benefits of apprenticeship training.

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2011-03-29

Nonparticipation in Literacy and Upgrading Programs: A National Study (2002)

The author of this document points out that 22 per cent of Canadian adults have seriously compromised literacy skills and a further 26 per cent can cope with written material only when it is presented in clear, simple terms. Yet just five to 10 per cent of potential learners enrol in programs to improve reading, writing or math skills.

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2011-01-18

National Friendship Centre Survey - Aboriginal Language Programs (2007)

This survey was commissioned in 2007 by the National Association of Friendship Centres, which represents more than a hundred organizations that provide programs and services to Aboriginal people living in urban areas.

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2011-01-14

Youth Literacy Report: Researching Literacy Needs of Youth Ages 16-18 (2002)

This project grew out of a forum held in Hamilton, Ontario, in 1999, which raised concerns about gaps in literacy services to specific groups of people. One such group identified at the forum was young people who had left the school system before graduating.

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2010-12-14

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