Workplace training

Literacy in Ontario: The bottom line impact [Video - 3:45] (2011)

This video focuses on the benefits to businesses of encouraging employees to improve their literacy and essential skills.

The producers of the video point out that improved skills lead to better employee performance; improved safety records; greater customer satisfaction; and higher employee retention rates. All of these factors help businesses strengthen their competitive edge.

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2011-08-05

Essential Skills to Get Ahead [Video - 2:22] (2011)

Learn how Essential Skills can help you adapt and succeed at work

This animated video, about two and a half minutes long, shows how a workplace problem can be solved by viewing it from the perspective of Essential Skills.

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2011-07-05

The bottom line, No. 15 (2002)

June 2002

The lead article in this issue describes a Calgary company’s initiatives to help employees whose first language is Vietnamese improve their command of English with the goal of making the workplace safer.

Another article describes Applications of Working and Learning (AWAL), a one-day professional development activity to help teachers show students how the curriculum they are learning in the classroom is used in the workplace.

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2011-07-05

Essential Skills for Managing Change [Video - 2:05] (2011)

Learn how Essential Skills can help you better meet workplace goals

This video, about two minutes in length, offers an introduction to the nine essential skills, with particular emphasis on reading, document use, and working with others.

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2011-06-30

Tools for the Trades (2011)

A guide to the world of skilled trades & apprenticeships in Ontario

This document offers a comprehensive guide to skilled trades and apprenticeships in Ontario.

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2011-06-21

Strategies to Increase Employer Participation in Apprenticeship Training in Canada (2008)

A summary of discussion results with employers from across Canada

In this report, the authors summarize the findings of six forums, organized by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) to discuss the benefits and challenges for employers of investing in apprenticeship training. The forums were held in 2008 in British Columbia, Ontario, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Yukon.

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2011-06-07

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

Why care about literacy? (2011)

This document was prepared by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) to help busy union executives understand why literacy and essential skills are vital issues for them and their membership.

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2011-04-12

Making Cent$ of Literacy (2006)

The bottom line impact

The authors of this document make a business case for workplace literacy by discussing the benefits of literacy and skills development from the employer’s perspective.

The authors begin by explaining the definition of literacy in today’s economy and providing an introduction to the nine Essential Skills. They point out that low literacy skills hurt productivity and make businesses less competitive.

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2011-03-11

Lessons from Other Countries Regarding Incentives for Employer-Sponsored Training (2009)

CPRN Research Report

Research has shown that Canada has been underperforming in workplace learning in comparison with other countries.

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2011-01-25

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