Essential Skills Fact Sheets – LCNB

Essential Skills Benefits for Employers (2012)

This document is part of a series developed by the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB) to increase awareness of the importance of Essential Skills.

The authors outline some of the benefits to employers of having a workforce with strong Essential Skills. Those benefits include increased productivity; better safety performance; and greater efficiency.

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2012-12-17

Essential Skills and Seniors (2012)

This document is one of a series of fact sheets developed by the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB) to increase awareness of the importance of Essential Skills in a variety of settings.

Here, the authors provide examples of how Essential Skills are used by seniors every day. For instance, the skill of reading enables seniors to read to their grandchildren.

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2012-12-10

Essential Skills in the Home (2012)

In this fact sheet, the authors explain how Essential Skills are used in a variety of situations in the home.

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2012-12-03

Essential Skills and Justice (2012)

This document is one of a series of fact sheets developed by the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB) to explain the importance of Essential Skills in a variety of settings.

The authors provide examples of how each of the essential skills is required in dealing with the justice system. For example, the skill of reading text is needed to understand a jury summons or a pamphlet about community justice.

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2012-11-26

Essential Skills and Finances (2012)

This fact sheet offers examples of how Essential Skills are required to help individuals handle their finances.

For example, numeracy is needed to calculate costs or savings, or to develop a balanced budget. The skill of writing is needed to apply for a loan or a scholarship, while oral communication is used to talk to a financial planner.

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2012-11-19

Essential Skills and Health (2012)

One of a series prepared by the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB), this fact sheet focuses on the role of Essential Skills in health.

The authors provide examples of how each Essential Skill can be used in a health-related situation. For instance, numeracy skills help a person calculate the correct dose of a medicine.

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2012-11-13

Essential Skills in the Workplace (2012)

This fact sheet offers examples of how each of the nine Essential Skills might be used in the workplace.

For example, the skill of document use helps employees understand and enter information into documents such as charts, graphs, pay stubs, blueprints, and schedules, while the skill of computer use makes it possible to understand company-specific software.

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2012-11-06

Improving your Workplace Essential Skills (2012)

This is one of a series of fact sheets developed by the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB) to explain the importance of Essential Skills in a variety of settings.

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2012-10-29
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