2012

Literacy Changes Lives: What's the value of lifelong learning? Meet Brett, Gideon and Chris [Video - 1:56] (2012)

This two-minute video features brief interviews with some of the participants in Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy’s 2012 Learners’ Conference, which was based on the theme “Ten Reasons to Keep Learning.”

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2014-06-05

Literacy Changes Lives: Meet Michael Moore [Video - 1:35] (2012)

Produced by ABC Life Literacy Canada, this video is one in a series focusing on adults who have gone back to school to upgrade their skills.

It focuses on Michael Moore, a man who grew up struggling with literacy and, as an adult, faced problems with everyday tasks that involved literacy skills. Finally, at the age of 46, he decided to go back to school to improve his skills.

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2014-06-04

Literacy Changes Lives: Meet Chris [Video - 1:12] (2012)

This video is part of a series produced by ABC Life Literacy Canada, a non-profit organization that promotes lifelong learning.

It focuses on a young man who quit school at age 16, vowing never to go back. However, he has realized the importance of learning, and is studying at a community centre.

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2014-06-03

Beyond the Wheel: Final Report for Industry (2012)

Labour Market Information Study

This report is part of a labour market information study initiated by the Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council (CTHRC) to help address current and future human resource requirements.

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2014-05-21

Accessibility for Individual Service: Frontier College Customer Service Training Program (2012)

This training guide is designed to help an organization’s staff and volunteers find the best way to serve customers with disabilities. The term customer is defined broadly as someone who calls to inquire, walks in the door, or who deals with the organization on any given day.

The guide begins with a definition of disability as described in both human rights and workplace legislation.

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2014-04-16

Ageing and Literacy Skills: Evidence from Canada, Norway and the United States – IZA Discussion Paper No. 6424 (2012)

In this paper, the authors examine the relationship between age and basic literacy skills in Canada, Norway, and the United States, using data from the 1994 International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) and the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (IALSS).

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2014-04-11

Implementing a Workplace Education Program – Interview with Sue Folinsbee, consultant [Video – 2:50] (2012)

This video features a consultant discussing both the importance of a workplace education program, and the steps required to implement one. Those steps include building stakeholder support; setting up a planning committee; and carrying out an organizational needs assessment.

The video is one of a series prepared by ABC Life Literacy Canada, a non-profit organization that supports lifelong learning.

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2014-03-18

CLB Support Kit – Section 3 Part IV – Exemplars for the Productive Skills (2012)

The Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) is a 12-level descriptive scale of ability in English as a Second Language (ESL). The CLB was revised in 2010 to make it clearer and more usable.

This document is the third part of a kit supporting in-service training on the revised CLB for instructors who work in programs funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. It provides exemplars for the language skills of speaking and writing.

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2014-03-14

Temporary Foreign Workers in Trades in Alberta (2012)

This research study explores the effects of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) with respect to skilled trades workers.

The authors note that the TFWP has grown in significance in the past decade, particularly in the province of Alberta. Despite this growth, there has been relatively little research into the effects of the TFWP.

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2014-03-11

Conducting an Organizational Needs Assessment – Interview with Sue Folinsbee, consultant [Video – 1:35] (2012)

In this video, educational consultant Sue Folinsbee explains how an organizational needs assessment provides the framework for a workplace education initiative.

She describes the assessment as a “big picture planning tool” involving consultation with all levels of the workforce. It provides information not just about skill levels within the workforce, but also about the organizational climate and culture.

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2014-03-10

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