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Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board's Strategy for Developing Students' Employability Skills: The Power of Building on Learners' Strengths (1999)

Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board in Ontario is using a comprehensive strategy to support every step of the career education learning process for secondary students, including those at risk of dropping out.

The board helps students learn about themselves by providing them with Career.MAX, a self-assessment tool that helps students identify their skill strengths, and explore career options related to those strengths.

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2013-10-22

Dufferin-Peel R.C.S.S. Board's Youth Access to Apprenticeship Program: Transitions for Non-university-bound Secondary School Students (1998)

Dufferin-Peel Roman Catholic Separate School Board in Ontario is helping non-university-bound secondary school students make the transition to the world of work by opening up apprenticeship opportunities.

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2013-10-18

Dofasco Inc.'s Trade Assist Program: Multiskilling in the Modern Workplace (1998)

Steel company Dofasco, based in Hamilton, Ontario, created the Trade Assist Program to help employees learn the skills they need to maintain ever more technically sophisticated equipment.

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2013-10-17

Dofasco Inc.'s Apprenticeship Technician Program: Maintaining the New Machines (1998)

Dofasco, a steel company based in Hamilton, Ontario, established the Apprenticeship Technician Program to help employees learn the skills they need to maintain ever more technically sophisticated equipment.

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2013-10-16

CORCAN's Offender Employability Skills Project: The Civilizing Power of Skills (2000)

CORCAN, an agency within the Correctional Service of Canada, is rehabilitating offenders by developing their employability skills.

Offenders generally lack the generic skills, attitudes, and behaviours needed to find and keep a job when they re-enter society. CORCAN’s Offender Employability Skills Project addresses that problem by helping offenders prepare for employment as part of their rehabilitation.

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2013-10-10

Chrysler Canada Ltd.'s Windsor Experiment: Benchmarking Against Global Best Practices (1998)

Chrysler Canada is helping to develop the workers of the future by enhancing its employees’ generic employability skills, and by benchmarking the apprenticeship training programs it builds upon these skills against global best practices.

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2013-10-09

Careers: The Next Generation Foundation - Enhancing Community Capacity to Develop Skills (1998)

CAREERS: The Next Generation Foundation is enhancing the capacity of communities to develop both the generic employability skills and the employment prospects of their youth.

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2013-10-09

Careers: The Next Generation's Co-op Plus Apprenticeship Programs: Linking Workplace Training with Classroom Learning (1998)

CAREERS: The Next Generation’s Co-op PLUS Apprenticeship Programs link workplace training with classroom learning to develop young people’s employability skills and help communities meet their workforce needs.

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2013-10-04

Building and Sustaining a Culture of Innovation/Entrepreneurialism in Canada for Competitiveness and Growth: A discussion paper prepared for participants in the April 9–10 roundtable (2001)

This is a background paper for a roundtable meeting hosted by The Conference Board of Canada in Toronto, Ontario, in 2001, to look the need to build and sustain a culture of innovation and entrepreneurialism in order to compete in a knowledge-based economy.

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2013-10-02

B.C. School District 59 and its Community: Teaching Skills Deliberately - Building Ownership for Skills-based Learning Outcomes (2000)

British Columbia’s School District 59, based in Dawson Creek, has developed a process that helps teachers and students agree on what different skills look like in different contexts, including the classroom or a co-op program.

In the Employability Skills Carousel activity, the teacher selects between eight and 10 employability skills for students to focus on in a given term.

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2013-09-27

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