Employability Skills Case Studies - Conference Board of Canada

York's Mathematics, Science and Technology Program: A Unique Pre-service Teacher Education Program at Seneca @ York (2001)

The Mathematics, Science and Technology (MST) program at the York/Seneca Institute for Science, Technology and Education (YSISTE) in Ontario overcomes barriers to effective MST teaching.

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2013-12-20

University of Alberta Faculty of Arts Campaign: Making Explicit the Value of a Liberal Arts Education for the World of Work (1998)

The Faculty of Arts Employability Skills Initiative at the University of Alberta is raising awareness among professors, students, and employers of the vital role that employability skills play in getting and keeping a job.

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2013-12-19

This is Nova Scotia – From Individuals Out: Promoting the Use of Information and Communications Technology at Home, School, Work and in the Community (2001)

A Showcase Grassroots Project

With help from Industry Canada’s GrassRoots program, teachers and students at Atlantic View Elementary School, near Halifax, Nova Scotia, are developing their information and communications technology (ICT) skills.

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2013-12-18

The University of Guelph: Empowering Graduates Through Skills Development (1998)

The University of Guelph in Ontario is promoting the development of employability skills through its learner-centred strategy.

Guelph’s learner-centred strategy is based on four key concepts: self-reliant learning; the research-teaching link; skill development; and experiential learning.

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2013-12-17

The ACCC's Work Keys® System (Canada): Assessing Generic Employability Skills Within Specific Workplace Settings (1998)

The Work Keys® System developed by the Association of Canadian Community Colleges is an assessment tool that links generic skills to specific workplace situations.

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2013-12-16

Building Essential Skills in the Workplace: Teaching the Skills That Enable Employees to Manage Change at Syncrude Canada Ltd. (2005)

In 1988, Syncrude partnered with Keyano College in Fort McMurray, Alberta, to launch Canada’s first workplace literacy program, Effective Reading in Context (ERIC). Since then, Syncrude has built on the success of its initial program with a variety of initiatives that promote lifelong learning.

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2013-12-12

Teaching and Learning Employability Skills to Develop the Whole Person at Bow Valley College: The Personal Employment & Academic Competencies Initiative (1999)

The Personal Employment and Academic Competencies (PEAC) course offered by Bow Valley College in Alberta helps adult learners and at-risk youth strengthen the academic skills they need to succeed as students, and the personal employability skills they need to prepare for the world of work.

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2013-12-11

Syncrude Canada Ltd.'s (ERIC) Program: Teaching the Skills That Enable Employees to Manage Change (1998)

Effective Reading in Context (ERIC), Canada’s first workplace literacy program, was launched by Syncrude in 1988. The program was so successful that it is used throughout Alberta, and in parts of Africa.

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2013-12-10

Focus: Hope – Study Visit Report (1998)

Focus: HOPE, a civil and human rights organization located in Detroit, Michigan, has developed practical solutions to the problems of hunger, economic disparity, inadequate education, and racial divisiveness.

It was founded in 1968 in the wake of riots the previous year, with the goal of overcoming injustice and building racial harmony.

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2013-12-09

Statistics Canada's Flagship Survey Skills Development Course: Developing Teamwork Skills through Learning about Survey-Taking (1999)

Statistics Canada’s intensive six-week Survey Skills Development Course offers employees the opportunity to design and carry out an actual survey under real-life conditions and, in the process, to develop a range of both generic and job-specific skills.

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2013-12-05

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