Workplace Literacy

National Occupational Standards: Task Analysis - Coach/Mentor/Assessor (2010)

Prepared by the Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council (CTHRC), this document breaks down the tasks performed and the skills required for three occupations in the industry: coach, mentor, and assessor.

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2014-05-23

Social Sector Case Study (2013)

Forging Links

The Forging Links project saw Alberta Workplace Essential Skills (AWES) partner with many different providers, including the social sector, to raise public awareness about the importance of WES.

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2014-05-22

National Occupational Standards: Task Analysis – Dock Worker (2010)

Dock workers are responsible for sorting, handling, and loading freight as safely and efficiently as possible. They are employed by transportation companies, manufacturing and distribution companies and moving companies.

This guide, prepared by the Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council (CTHRC), breaks down the job of a dock worker to identify specific tasks carried out and skills required.

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2014-04-25

Building on Investment: The Power in Partnerships (2013)

Sector Council Case Study

The Building on Investment (BOI) project used partnerships to enhance the English skills of recent immigrants working in the construction industry in Alberta.

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2014-04-23

Elevate: Testing new delivery models to better meet the needs of adults (2013)

This document describes a project designed to examine and test the effectiveness of workforce training models that integrate both job-specific skills and Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) in the food-processing industry. The goal is to create a clearer sightline between those who want to work and the employer who needs workers with specific skill sets.

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2014-04-17

The Link Between Essential Skills and Success in Apprenticeship Training (2007)

An Analysis of Selected Essential Skills Initiatives Across Canada – Final report

This report was prepared by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum, a not-for-profit organization that promotes and supports the apprenticeship training and education systems in Canada.

Research completed for this project suggests that there is a strong connection between an Essential Skills (ES) strategy and greater success in apprenticeship training, and in the workplace.

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2014-04-16

Working with Newcomers: Tips for Culturally Diverse Canadian Organizations (2013)

Public Sector Case Study

Alberta Workforce Essential Skills (AWES) teamed up with government and industry partners to produce a three-part resource designed to help newcomers, their managers, and their mentors thrive in a culturally diverse workplace.

In this brief document, AWES, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building an adaptable and innovative workforce, describes the process that led to the creation of that resource.

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2014-04-15

Pockar Masonry: The Form a WES Program can Take (2013)

Private Sector Case Study

When Calgary-based Pockar Masonry found that changing technology and demographics meant changing skill requirements, it turned to Alberta Workforce Essential Skills (AWES), a nonprofit organization dedicated to building an adaptable and innovative workforce.

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2014-04-09

National Occupational Standards: Introduction – Benefits and Uses (2011)

This document offers an introduction to National Occupation Standards (NOS), which describe the standard knowledge, skill, and performance required to be considered competent in a particular occupation.

These standards apply to all employees in an occupation, regardless of their work setting or company size, and are compiled in collaboration with occupational and industry experts, the authors explain.

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2014-04-03

Educators' Guide: National Occupational Standards (2011)

This document provides guidelines, tips, and templates to help workplace educators and trainers design programs based on National Occupational Standards (NOS), which describe the standard knowledge, skill, and performance levels required to be considered competent in a particular occupation.

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2014-04-02

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