Workplace training

Awards for Excellence in Workplace Literacy, 2004 Winner: Essential Skills: The Dofasco Way (2004)

The Conference Board of Canada workplace education case studies series highlights businesses that demonstrate effective practices in encouraging and supporting workplace learning. This case study features the Essential Skills Program at Dofasco, a steel manufacturer located in Hamilton, Ontario, employing 7,400 permanent employees. In the early 1990s, economic pressures prompted significant restructuring at Dofasco.

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2008-11-25

Finding Common Ground Through Workplace Education, Department of National Defence: Atlantic Region (2005)

The Conference Board of Canada's education and learning case studies series examines outstanding education and lifelong learning programs and initiatives. This case study highlights the workplace education program in place at the Department of National Defence (DND) - Atlantic Region.

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Excellence in Workplace Literacy, Small Business Winner, 2001: Diversified Metal Engineering Ltd. (2001)

The Conference Board of Canada workplace education case studies series highlights businesses that demonstrate effective practices in encouraging and supporting workplace learning. This case study focuses on Diversified Metal Engineering Ltd.'s Workplace Adult Education Program, a PEI company that manufactures equipment primarily for the food and beverage industry.

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2008-11-25

Awards for Excellence in Workplace Literacy, Large Business Winner, 2005: Diavik's Workplace Learning Centre: A Literacy Gem That Is Creating Opportunities and Enhancing Workers' Lives (2005)

The Conference Board of Canada workplace education case studies series highlights businesses that demonstrate effective practices in encouraging and supporting workplace learning. This case study looks at the Learning Centre at the Diavik Diamond Mine.

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2008-11-25

Cominco LTD.'s Learning Centre: Refreshing and Extending Learning and Building an Engaged Workforce - Winner, Award for Excellence in Workplace Literacy, 2000, Large Business Category (2001)

The Conference Board of Canada workplace education case studies series highlights businesses that demonstrate effective practices in encouraging and supporting workplace learning. This case study describes the learning program at Cominco Ltd, a Vancouver-based natural resource company. Cominco offers its employees the opportunity to refresh and acquire learning through its Learning Centre.

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2008-11-20

Cavendish Farms Learning Centre: Rising to the Challenge of Meeting Employees' Unique Needs (2005)

This case study in The Conference Board of Canada Education and Learning Case Studies series (http://www.conferenceboard.ca) focuses on the Learning Centre at Cavendish Farms, a large frozen foods producer on P.E.I.

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2008-11-20

Peer Tutoring: Employees Helping Employees at Canadian Forest Products Ltd. (2002)

This Conference Board of Canada (http://www.conferenceboard.ca) case study examines the workplace education program in place at Canadian Forest Products limited, a lumber company based in Vancouver, B.C. The company works collaboratively with unions in three of its mills to train employees to become peer tutors who lead learning activities in the workplace.

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2008-11-20

Establishing a Baseline for Training: Literacy and Numeracy at Bristol-Myers Squibb (2002)

This Conference Board of Canada case study focuses on the workplace training program at Bristol-Myers Squibb, a pharmaceutical company involved in both research and development and manufacturing. While some of the company's employees are highly educated, others require upgrading in basic pharmaceutical research and manufacturing skills.

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2008-11-19

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

Awards for Excellence in Workplace Literacy, Large Business Winner, 2003: Mining for Performance Excellence at BHP Billiton Diamonds Inc. (2004)

In this report, the Conference Board of Canada (http://www.conferenceboard.ca) studies BHP Billiton Diamonds Inc, which operates the remote Ekati Diamond mine site in the NWT. The majority of the company's workers come from the Aboriginal communities in the region, a population with a strong oral, rather than written, culture. Workers often have little or negative experience with schooling, and, consequently, low literacy skills.

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