Technological change

Pockar Masonry: The Form a WES Program can Take (2013)

Private Sector Case Study

When Calgary-based Pockar Masonry found that changing technology and demographics meant changing skill requirements, it turned to Alberta Workforce Essential Skills (AWES), a nonprofit organization dedicated to building an adaptable and innovative workforce.

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2014-04-09

The Impact of Technology on Apprenticeship Training in Canada (2013)

This report looks at the degree to which apprenticeship training is being affected by the implementation of new technologies. It is based on 51 interviews with employers, employer associations, college instructors, and trainers, along with a scan of relevant national and international sources on the topic.

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2013-12-19

Glades Lodge, Nova Scotia – Case Study (2012)

Glades Lodge, a long-term care facility located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, set up a computer training program and lab to help employees learn to use the computers that had been installed on care units at the facility.

Glades has provided workplace training for its employees since 2005, offering academic upgrading, document use, and communications courses.

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2013-12-18

Digital Technology Snapshot of the Literacy and Essential Skills Field 2013 (2013)

Summary Report

Based on a project undertaken by the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN), this report offers a look at how digital technology tools are being used in the Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) field.

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2013-11-04

Dofasco Inc.'s Trade Assist Program: Multiskilling in the Modern Workplace (1998)

Steel company Dofasco, based in Hamilton, Ontario, created the Trade Assist Program to help employees learn the skills they need to maintain ever more technically sophisticated equipment.

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2013-10-17

Dofasco Inc.'s Apprenticeship Technician Program: Maintaining the New Machines (1998)

Dofasco, a steel company based in Hamilton, Ontario, established the Apprenticeship Technician Program to help employees learn the skills they need to maintain ever more technically sophisticated equipment.

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2013-10-16

Why is CUPE involved with literacy work? [Video – 2:45] (2012)

This brief animated video was prepared by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Canada’s largest labour union.

The narrator describes literacy as a tool for promoting equality and social change, helping workers succeed at work and in life. Literacy is the foundation for learning new skills required to deal with technological change.

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2012-06-04

The Need For Increased Integration of Technology and Digital Skills in the Literacy Field in Canada (2011)

The author of this report notes that technology has become an integral part of both the learning experience and everyday life. Therefore, there is a greater need than ever before to integrate technology into the literacy profession in Canada.

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2012-02-22

Finding Our Way: Digital Technologies and E-Learning for Adult Literacy Students, Educators and Programs (2011)

Literature Scan: 2005-2011

This document is housed on the AlphaPlus server, where it can be downloaded in PDF format.

The author says the goal of this document is to spark a national discussion about what is happening, and what needs to happen, to harness the potential of digital technology and e-learning in the service of adult literacy teaching and learning.

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2011-07-26

Defining Essential Digital Skills in the Canadian Workplace: Final Report (2011)

The goal of this study, carried out on behalf of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), was to re-examine the existing concept of computer use as one of the nine Essential Skills and to make adjustments to more fully reflect the changing skills needs of Canada’s knowledge-based economy.

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2011-07-14

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