Workplace reading

Reading Indicator - A Guide for Employers (2009)

The goal of this document is to help employers learn more about the reading skills of their employees by providing examples of Level 1 and Level 2 assessment questions. Using this tool allows employers to obtain information about the skills employees bring to the workplace; identify current employees’ training needs; and improve workplace training to target specific skill areas for improvement.

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2011-09-02

Language for Work: CLB and Essential Skills for ESL Instructors (2009)

This guide is intended for ESL instructors who wish to use Essential Skills in the ESL classroom to enrich and support language acquisition, as well as communicative competence. It also provides ESL instructors with ideas that highlight the transferability of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) and Essential Skills.

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2009-07-03

Language for Work: CLB and Essential Skills for Trainers (2009)

This guidebook was developed by the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB) to help immigrants meet employment goals in the Canadian workplace by enhancing the understanding of Essential Skills (ES) for facilitators who work with immigrants.

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2009-07-03

Language for Work: CLB and Essential Skills for Job Analysts (2009)

The purpose of this guide is to help job analysts improve the recording and communicating of language tasks related to occupations, further benefiting all users of these documents. It begins with a brief overview of ESP and NOS research and applications. The information found in the latter half of the guide takes analysts through the language demands of tasks they

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2009-07-03

On the Job: Document Use (2006)

Document Use is one of the most important skills in the workplace but one of the most overlooked skills when it comes to preparing people for work. Documents are everywhere – they convey safety information and important warnings to staff, record daily routines, list items, track expenses, and on and on.

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2009-06-30

Tracy's Tips - What can you do about literacy at your workplace? (2008)

This short document contains thirteen tips for businesses and organizations on workplace literacy. These tips were published as part of Tracy Defoe's presentation "What Now?" at the Vancouver stop of the 2008 Literacy Tour of British Columbia. Tracy Defoe is with The Learning Factor Inc.

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2009-02-11

Awards for Excellence in Workplace Literacy Large Business Winner, 2002: Boeing Canada Technology - Winnipeg Division (2002)

This Conference Board of Canada (http://www.conferenceboard.ca) case study focuses on the Winnipeg Division of Boeing Canada Technology. Boeing employs 24 deaf workers in its Winnipeg plant and has developed two workplace education programs specifically geared to the needs of this group: the Reading Workplace Documents for Deaf Learners program and the Math for Deaf Learners program.

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2008-11-19

Case 6 : The Synergy of Formal and Informal Training in the Workplace (2008)

This case study looks at the workplace learning programs available at Palliser Furniture Ltd, the largest furniture manufacturer in Canada, with over 1200 workers worldwide. For this study, the author focuses on programs the company offers in basic computer skills, manufacturing and leadership, and high school upgrading in English and math.

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2008-02-14

Taking it to the street (2002)

Sue Turner, on behalf of the Western Canada Workplace Essential Skills Training Network (WWestnet), welcomed delegates to taking it to the street: Incorporating Essential Skills Into Your Training Agenda.

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2006-05-29

Canadian Indigenous People: Workplace Literacy and Essential Skills (2005)

A national survey of Aboriginal Workforce/Essential Skills Development Programs was conducted.

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2006-04-21

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