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Mount Royal College's College-Wide Learning Outcomes Initiative Phase 3: Integrating, Teaching to and Assessing Skills-based Learning Outcomes (2000)

In 1997, Mount Royal College in Calgary, Alberta, launched an eight-year plan to integrate skills-based learning outcomes across the organization. In the third phase of the project, the college continued to find ways to support its instructors in the initiative.

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2013-11-14

Mount Royal College's College-Wide Learning Outcomes Initiative: Developing Transferable Skills for Workplace Success and Continuous Learning (1998)

Mount Royal College in Calgary, Alberta, is preparing its graduates for workplace success and lifelong learning by developing their generic employability skills.

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2013-11-13

Make the Skills Connection: Building individuals' self-confidence as a first step to helping them acquire or enhance their employability and essential skills or ensure the success of their job-specific training (2001)

This case study offers suggestions for developing resources that would help frontline community-based employment counsellors better serve individuals with skills gaps that hinder their participation in the labour force.

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2013-11-07

Let's Talk Science: Making Science Education Exciting, Relevant and Rewarding (2001)

Let’s Talk Science (LTS) is a national charitable organization that works to improve scientific literacy through innovative educational programs, research, and advocacy.

LTS began in 1991as an outreach project that paired 10 graduate students from the University of Western Ontario with teachers in local schools to raise awareness of science. Now, it reaches more 100,000 youth and educators every year.

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2013-11-06

La Boîte à Jeux: Building Connections Between High School and Elementary School Students Through Information and Communications Technology (2001)

A Showcase Grassroots Project

Since 1998, students and teachers from a high school in Nicolet, Quebec, have partnered with local elementary school students and teachers to produce Internet-based, interactive platforms for their stories, games and puzzles.

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2013-11-05

Keyano College's Mine Operations Program: Helping the next generation of mine operators to contribute in a broader way and prepare themselves for progression in their respective companies (1999)

Keyano College in Fort McMurray, Alberta, has partnered with Suncor Energy and Syncrude Canada to develop a new mine operations program that emphasizes the enhancement of students’ employability skills.

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2013-10-30

Imagine the Challenge: Building Community Capacity Through Developing Teachers' and Students' Information and Communications Technology Skills (2000)

A Showcase Grassroots Project

Participating in Imagine the Challenge helped both students and teachers at four schools develop their information and communications technology (ICT) skills and, at the same time, build a global community.

Between September 1999 and January 2000, a Canadian runner named David Adie ran more than 5,000 kilometres between the east and the west coasts of Australia as part of the international Steps 2 Peace project.

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2013-10-29

Imperial Oil Limited's Capability Development Program: Developing All Employees' Skills for Competitive Advantage (1999)

Imperial Oil Limited is helping employees develop their generic employability skills by providing them with timely education and training, challenging work experiences, coaching and counselling, and opportunities for independent study.

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2013-10-28

Hampton High School and Irving Pulp & Paper Partnership in Education: The Benefits of Teaching and Learning Employability Skills (1998)

In 1993, Irving Pulp and Paper joined forces with Hampton High School, about 30 kilometres northeast of Saint John, New Brunswick, to make technical education programming a vehicle for enhancing students’ employability skills.

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2013-10-24

Building Essential Skills in the Workplace: Essential Skills for Multiskilling at National Silicates (2005)

National Silicates’ Chemical Process Operator (CPO) program began in 1995 when the firm teamed up with four other industrial chemical companies to fill their common need for workforce training in both generic and technical skills.

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2013-10-23

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