Essential Skills Fact Sheet

Understanding Essential Skills (2010)

This document offers a quick guide to the nine essential skills identified by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada as necessary for dealing with the demands of home, work and community life.

The authors list and explain each skill, and discuss their role in helping people acquire other skills. They also discuss how essential skills development differs from work skills training.

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2010-11-12

Workplace Essential Skills (2010)

This document, one in a series of fact sheets published by the NWT Literacy Council, defines essential skills -- reading, document use, writing, numeracy, oral communication, thinking, working with others, computer use and lifelong learning – and then offers examples of how those skills are used in the workplace.

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2010-02-25

Justice Essential Skills (2010)

This document, one in a series of fact sheets published by the NWT Literacy Council, defines essential skills -- reading, document use, writing, numeracy, oral communication, thinking, working with others, computer use and lifelong learning – and then offers examples of ordinary people using those skills in dealing with the justice system.

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2010-02-25

Health Essential Skills (2010)

This document, one in a series of fact sheets published by the NWT Literacy Council, defines essential skills -- reading, document use, writing, numeracy, oral communication, thinking, working with others, computer use and lifelong learning – then offers examples of how those skills can be used to maintain and promote health.

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2010-02-25

Families Essential Skills (2010)

This document, one in a series of fact sheets published by the NWT Literacy Council, focuses on essential skills as they apply to families. Those skills are defined as reading, document use, writing, numeracy, oral communication, thinking, working with others, computer use and lifelong learning.

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2010-02-25

Community Essential Skills (2010)

This document, one in a series of Essential Skills Fact Sheets published by the NWT Literacy Council, focuses on community skills. Those skills are defined as reading, document use, writing, numeracy, oral communication, thinking, working with others, computer use and lifelong learning.

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2010-02-25
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