Training needs

Doing the maths: the training needs of numeracy tutors in Ireland, 2013 and beyond (2013)

This document outlines the findings of a study carried out by the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) and Institute of Technology, Tallaght (ITT) in Ireland to identify training needs among numeracy tutors working with adult learners in a number of settings.

More than 160 tutors completed a questionnaire for the study, which was carried out in 2012 and is based on a similar one undertaken in 2001.

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2013-09-10

An Organizational Needs Assessment Partnership Model: Government of Nova Scotia & Nova Products Ltd. (2011)

Case study

This document describes how a Nova Scotia company partnered with the province’s Department of Labour and Workforce Development to identify and address emerging Essential Skills training needs caused by growth, labour market forces, and new technology.

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2013-06-24

Patient self-management: Health-literacy skills required (2007)

Lessons in Learning – June 19, 2007

Patients who actively participate in managing their own chronic illnesses can benefit from improved health while, at the same time, decreasing their reliance on the health-care system, according to the authors of this paper. But patient self-management requires solid health-literacy skills, which many Canadians lack.

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2013-01-25

Making the Connection: Effective Ways to Link Training Needs to Organizational Goals (2012)

The goal of this project was to identify existing organizational needs assessment (ONA) tools and to determine whether they are currently being used by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The project included a literature review; a broad scan of Canadian organizations and national training-related networks; and focus groups and interviews.

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2012-12-13

Visual interpretation for deaf clients: A portrait of the profession and a state of the field review on the training needs of interpreters (2008)

Summary

This is the abstract of a report on the state of visual interpretation training in the province of Quebec, released in 2008. The full report is available in French only.

Visual interpretation training is a complex process, as interpreters must be prepared to work in a wide range of settings and deal with a variety of interpretation tools, including sign language and transliteration.

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2012-11-22

Essential Skills Self-Assessment for the Trades (2009)

This document allows individuals to assess their Essential Skills strengths and weaknesses.

The document includes statements that describe common trades-related tasks for each of the nine Essential Skills. The respondent is asked to read each statement, then place a check mark in the column that best describes his ability to complete the task.

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2012-07-12

Toronto Training Board: 2002-2003 Environment Scan Update (2002)

Current Challenges, Future Opportunities

This is the fifth annual survey of labour force, training and adjustment issues carried out by the Toronto Training Board (TTB), a not-for-profit organization governed by a board of directors representing business, labour, education and training, persons with disabilities, women, immigrants and visible minorities, and youth.

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2011-01-20

Trends, Opportunities and Priorities - TOP Report (2009)

The Trends, Opportunities and Priorities (TOP) Report is published annually by the Toronto Training Board (TTB), a not-for-profit organization governed by a board of directors representing business, labour, education and training, persons with disabilities, women, immigrants and visible minorities, and youth. It provides a snapshot of economic activity and the labour market in Toronto.

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2010-12-07

Lifelong Learning Among Canadians Aged 18 to 64 Years: First Results from the 2008 Access and Support to Education and Training Survey (2009)

This report stems from the Access and Support to Education and Training Survey (ASETS) conducted between June and October 2008 by Statistics Canada in partnership with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC).

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2009-12-02

Connecting Literacy, Learning & Work (2008)

This book is intended for those who work in adult literacy programs and are engaged in the on-going process of making connections between literacy, learning and work. It contains some research-based discussion, curriculum ideas, a few ready-to-use tools, interviews with instructors, and student photo stories.

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2009-05-20

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