Workplace training

Interactive Distance Learning: Putting the Training Wheels in Motion in Canada's Automotive Repair and Service Shops (2005)

Broadcasting out of a state-of-the-art training facility and studio in Richmond Hill, Ontario, the Interactive Distance Learning (IDL) program established by the Canadian Automotive Repair and Service (CARS) Council has proven to be an indispensable learning and skills development initiative for the automotive repair and service industry.

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2013-08-15

How to hire the right person: A Guide for Employers (2013)

This guide has been designed to help employers manage the process of finding and hiring the right person for a job.

In their introduction, the authors note that hiring the right person will help an organization grow, while hiring the wrong person can cost both time and money. To hire the right person, it is important to allow enough time, and to use a sound approach to hiring.

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2013-08-13

The Longitudinal Return on Investment on Training to Support Innovation in the Workplace (2010)

This document outlines a project undertaken to determine the cumulative return on investment that diverse types of workplace training provide with respect to profitability, labour productivity, probability of innovation, and the intensity of innovation in the workplace.

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2013-07-31

Pitch Perfect: Engaging employers in the essential skills dialogue - Knowledge Sharing Webinar [Audio – Duration 1:11:29] (2013)

This resource is based on a webinar hosted by the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES), Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), in February 2013. It contains both an MP3 audio file and a PDF file. Users can simulate the experience of webinar participants by listening to the audio file while viewing the presentations found in the PDF file.

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2013-04-12

Understanding the need for targeted workplace learning strategies (2006)

Lessons in Learning – February 17, 2006

While there has been greater recognition in recent years of the value of workplace learning, issues regarding inequality of access need to be addressed, according to the authors of this paper.

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2013-04-11

Embedding Literacy & Essential Skills: Lessons from our research (2012)

This document outlines a three-year research project that explored a variety of ways to think about Literacy and Essential Skills in the context of the workplace, and developed strategies to engage people in actively embedding literacy in the workplace.

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2013-04-04

Essential Skills are Essential: Connecting the Workforce to Learning [Video – 1:39] (2010)

This colourful animated video offers examples of how Essential Skills are vital in the workplace. For example, oral communication is required to share ideas, ask for help, or make a presentation to a group.

The video was prepared by the Centre for Education and Work (CEW), a not-for-profit organization affiliated with the University of Winnipeg in Manitoba.

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2013-03-11

Canada's biggest economic challenge: Improving workplace learning in Canada (2007)

Lessons in Learning - March 15, 2007

The authors of this paper argue that without a strong commitment to and investment in workplace learning, Canada might not have enough workers with the necessary skills to meet future economic challenges.

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2013-02-11

Upskilling Partnership Programme - Evaluation Report (2010)

This program, which ran from 2006 to 2009, was an initiative of New Zealand’s Department of Labour in collaboration with partner agencies.

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2013-01-22

The Haves and Have Nots of Canada's Labour Market (2012)

In Focus - December 3, 2012

This discussion paper focuses on the mismatch between employment skills and labour supply in Canada, with both labour surpluses and labour shortages evident, depending upon the sector.

The author points out that on the one hand, jobs go unfilled for long stretches because of the lack of qualified applicants. But for a number of occupations, employment opportunities are becoming scarcer.

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