Workplace Literacy

Employers' guide: Teaching Businesses how to Implement National Occupational Standards in the Workplace (2011)

This document provides guidelines and tips for the design of human resources programs based upon National Occupational Standards (NOS) for various positions within the food processing industry. The NOS describe the skills and knowledge needed to perform competently in an occupation.

The guide is divided into two parts, with the first part providing a general introduction to NOS and highlighting their benefits and uses.

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2014-03-31

Information for Apprentices in Block Training [Video – 7:50] (2013)

Apprenticeship programs give students the chance to combine technical training in the classroom with extensive, progressive on-the-job training.

This video, prepared by the Government of New Brunswick, offers practical advice for apprentices preparing for a block of classroom learning. It was produced by Outreach Productions - Integrated Creative.

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2014-03-26

Overview of the Food Processing Industry (2005)

Canada’s food processing industry needs to develop a country-wide collaborative initiative in order to address its needs and be competitive in a global economy, say the authors of this report.

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2014-03-24

Model for Integrated Foundation Skill Support in wholesale, retail and personal services training – MIFSS 3 (2013)

This document is part of a resource published by Service Skills Australia, one of 11 Industry Skills Councils funded by the Australian government to support skills development for industries. Designed to help vocational trainers integrate foundation skill development and support into their course planning and delivery, the resource can be customized to meet the needs of various sectors.

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2014-03-19

Implementing a Workplace Education Program – Interview with Sue Folinsbee, consultant [Video – 2:50] (2012)

This video features a consultant discussing both the importance of a workplace education program, and the steps required to implement one. Those steps include building stakeholder support; setting up a planning committee; and carrying out an organizational needs assessment.

The video is one of a series prepared by ABC Life Literacy Canada, a non-profit organization that supports lifelong learning.

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2014-03-18

Model for Integrated Foundation Skill Support in tourism, travel and hospitality training – MIFSS 2 (2013)

Service Skills Australia is one of 11 Industry Skills Councils funded by the Australian government to support skills development for industry. It has published a resource designed to help vocational trainers integrate foundation skill support and development into their course planning and delivery.

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2014-03-14

Conducting an Organizational Needs Assessment – Interview with Sue Folinsbee, consultant [Video – 1:35] (2012)

In this video, educational consultant Sue Folinsbee explains how an organizational needs assessment provides the framework for a workplace education initiative.

She describes the assessment as a “big picture planning tool” involving consultation with all levels of the workforce. It provides information not just about skill levels within the workforce, but also about the organizational climate and culture.

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2014-03-10

Model for Integrated Foundation Skill Support in sport, fitness and recreation training – MIFSS 1 (2013)

This document is part of a resource published by the non-profit organization Service Skills Australia, one of 11 Industry Skills Councils funded by the Australian government to support skills development for industries. The resource is designed to help vocational trainers integrate foundation skill support into their course planning and delivery. It can be customized to meet the needs of various sectors.

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2014-03-07

Benefits of workplace training – Interview with Sue Folinsbee, consultant [Video – 0:38] (2012)

This brief video features a consultant talking about the benefits of workplace education. Those benefits include increased confidence, better morale, higher productivity, increased participation, and career advancement.

The video was prepared by ABC Life Literacy Canada, a non-profit organization that supports lifelong learning.

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2014-03-05

Using Your Skills for the Job Interview – Part 3 [Video – 2:44] (2013)

This is the final video in a three-part series designed to help people identify the skills they already have, and use their skills to find the right job. The first two videos offered detailed tips on identifying personal skills, and developing a skills-based resumé, often referred to as a functional resumé.

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2014-01-31

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