Training/Workshops

Young Adults in the North Share Their Stories [Video - 3:08] (2008)

This video, about three minutes in length, focuses on a program in Inuvik, Northwest Territories, to help young people improve their literacy skills and set goals for the future.

The program coordinator explains that her job was to create a 10-module literacy workshop aimed at young adults, between the ages of 15 and 29, who were not employed and not in school.

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2011-06-07

Adult Literacy Through Family Workshops [Video - 3:27] (2008)

This video, about three and a half minutes in length, focuses on a program that combines writing with reading to help both parents and young children advance their literacy skills.

The “Picture It, Publish It, Read It” program was developed by professors at Mount Saint Vincent University in Nova Scotia and was piloted with a parents’ group in Yarmouth, in the southwest region of that province.

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2011-05-27

WWestnet Presents: Taking the next steps together (2004)

Final Report and Resource Guide

This document provides a summary of a two-day symposium organized by WWestnet (Western Canada Workplace Essential Skills Training Network) in Calgary in February 2004.

The symposium was not directed at the needs of a particular training sector but instead, provided an opportunity for trainers from all contexts to view essential skills training issues from a number of perspectives.

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2011-04-19

Reading the Future: Ryan Rolfe [Video - 5:30] (2008)

This five-minute video is part of a series prepared by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), featuring adult learners explaining how improving their literacy skills changed their lives.

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2011-04-15

An Aboriginal Essential Skills Journey: Planting the Seeds for Growth - Participant Workbook (2010)

This workbook is designed to be used with a facilitator’s guide of the same name for a workshop that presents Essential Skills in a way that reflects an Aboriginal view of the world. The workshop is aimed at educators, trainers and other frontline workers.

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2011-04-05

An Aboriginal Essential Skills Journey: Planting the Seeds for Growth - Facilitator Guide (2010)

This document is the facilitator’s guide for a workshop designed to present Essential Skills in a way that reflects an Aboriginal worldview. The workshop is aimed at frontline workers, educators and trainers.

The guide is designed to be used with a participant workbook that bears the same title. The authors note that the two documents must be used together to deliver the workshop.

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2011-04-05

Essential Skills for Literacy Practitioners: A Guide and Three Workshops (2010)

This guide offers a foundation for literacy practitioners who want to learn more about the nine Essential Skills and the Essential Skills Profiles.

The authors have included a number of case studies that identify current best practices for integrating Essential Skills into Literacy and Basic Skills programming.

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2011-02-04

LAPS Activity 2: A Fresh Look (2008)

Children's Language and Literacy Development

The Literacy and Parenting Skills (LAPS) program helps parents improve their own literacy and parenting abilities while at the same time showing them how to foster their children’s literacy development.

This document, an updated version of the original manual, explains how to facilitate LAPS classes. Lessons are arranged around themes like positive discipline, listening skills, and building self-esteem in children.

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2011-01-27

Hatching a Plan for Safety: Literacy Skills Development at Lilydale Inc. (2009)

Lilydale Inc., one of Canada’s largest poultry processors, operates manufacturing facilities and hatcheries in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

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2010-11-23

Injecting Quality Into Production: Excellence at Abbott Point of Care (2009)

Located in Ottawa, Abbott Point of Care (APOC) is a division of globally based Abbott Laboratories. APOC develops and makes products for rapid blood analysis.

Four hundred of APOC’s Ottawa-based employees must participate in a mandatory on-the-job microelectronics apprenticeship training program. Support is provided for employees who first need to upgrade their education to complete the mandatory program.

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2010-11-19

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