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Essential Skills and Service Cuisine G.P. Inc. (2009)

This case study focuses on Quebec-based Service Cuisine G.P. Inc., a large company that specializes in prepared meals sold in grocery stores. To meet its growing staffing needs, the company hired unskilled workers who had no experience in the food industry. While the new employees were eager to work, many lacked basic skills.

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2011-06-23

Essential Skills and Ontario Northland (2009)

This case study focuses on Ontario Northland, a provincial Crown corporation established more than a hundred years ago to support the development of the North through rail service. In particular, the authors look at how the company used the Test of Workplace Essential Skills (TOWES) to ensure that new employees with no railway background had skills that could be transferred to Ontario Northland’s environment.

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2011-03-15

Essential Skills and Marine Atlantic Inc. (2009)

This case study focuses on the use of Essential Skills assessment in hiring and selection practices at Marine Atlantic, the federal Crown corporation that operates the ferry service between Newfoundland and Nova Scotia.

Marine Atlantic used the Test of Workplace Essential Skills (TOWES) to help employees progress within the company while, at the same time, maintaining stringent safety standards.

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2011-03-15

Essential Skills and Kahkewistahaw Gas (2009)

This case study focuses on the Kahkewistahaw Gas and Convenience Store, where 98 per cent of the employees are First Nations. The business, located in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, opened in 2004 with the dual mandate of creating employment for First Nations people and helping them develop the skills needed to succeed in the workplace.

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2011-02-25

Essential Skills and a Forest Products Company (2009)

This is one in a series of case studies examining Essential Skills development in the workplace.

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2011-02-25

Essential Skills and Boeing (2009)

This is one in a series of case studies examining Essential Skills development in the workplace. In this instance, the focus is on the use of the Test of Workplace Essential Skills (TOWES) at Boeing Winnipeg, which makes composite materials used in aircraft manufacturing.

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2011-02-25

Effective Teaching Techniques and Tools for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Adult Immigrants in ASL and English Bilingual and Bicultural College Programs (2009)

Phase Two

This is the second phase of a project aimed at improving best practices for helping immigrant deaf and hard of hearing adults in bilingual and bicultural (American Sign Language and English) literacy programs. The first phase of the project identified effective teaching approaches and tools and in the second phase, the teacher as researcher and the learners piloted them.

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2010-12-03

EBSM Essential Skills Field Study (2005)

The goals of this study are to assess essential skills levels for Employment Benefits and Support Measures (EBSM) clients and to determine the role of essential skills in the delivery of EBSM.

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2010-05-18

Best practices for late entry learners into college academic upgrading programs (2009)

Annotated bibliography - June 2008

This annotated bibliography covers a variety of topics related to late entry learners in college academic upgrading programs. The programs include: adult literacy, adult basic education and upgrading, adult education, best practices, aboriginal literacy, literacy among learners of English as a Second or other language, literacy for persons with disabilities, and workplace and essential skills.

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2009-08-04

Effective Techniques and Tools for Immigrant Deaf and Hard of Hearing Adults in Bilingual and Bicultural Literacy Programs: A Practitioner Research Project for Practical Results (2008)

Phase 1

This report contains the findings and recommendations of a project aimed at identifying effective tools and approaches for teaching immigrant deaf and hard of hearing adults in bilingual, bicultural (American Sign Language (ASL) and English) literacy programs.

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2009-07-15

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