Workplace Literacy

Royal Canadian Mint (2005)

Case Study

The Royal Canadian Mint’s (RCM’s) Foundation Skills Program improved employees’ existing skills, while giving them the tools needed for ongoing skills acquisition.

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2014-01-28

Teck Cominco (2005)

Case Study

Management and union at Vancouver-based Teck Cominco Limited joined forces to form The Learning Centre (TLC) at the company’s operation in Trail, British Columbia.

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2014-01-27

Selected Examples of LMA Initiatives Related to Literacy and Essential Skills (2011)

Prepared for the OLC Webinar “Labour Market Agreements: What Literacy & Essential Skills Programs Need to Know” - Presented by Brigid Hayes, November 15, 2011

This document was prepared to accompany a webinar presented in November 2011 by the Ontario Literacy Coalition, now called Essential Skills Ontario.

The webinar was designed to help literacy organizations understand labour market transfers from the federal government and, in particular, to understand the implications of one specific transfer, the Labour Market Agreement (LMA).

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2014-01-27

Creating a Functional Resume – Part 2 [Video – 3:13] (2013)

This is the second video in a three-part series developed to help people recognize the skills they have acquired, and use that information to find the right job.

In this video, the focus is on developing a skills-based resumé, often referred to as a functional resumé. Such a resumé focuses on skills the person has developed through education, job experience, hobbies, volunteer work, and home management.

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2014-01-24

Keyera Energy (2005)

Case Study

Keyera Energy’s Capability Development System addresses industry-related training, and a variety of other workplace skills, including communication, computer literacy, and interpersonal relations.

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2014-01-23

City of Moncton (2005)

Case Study

The City of Moncton, in New Brunswick, established its Workplace Education Program (WEP) in 1998 to help meet the challenges of a changing world.

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2014-01-20

Assiniboia Downs (2005)

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The learning program team at Winnipeg’s Assiniboia Downs racetrack has gone to great lengths to develop a learning resource centre with schedules and delivery models that meet the particular needs of its employees.

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2014-01-15

Slocan Group/Canadian Forest Products ⎯ Mackenzie (2005)

Case Study

In 1996, the Slocan Group and its union set up an on-site adult learning centre at the company’s forest-products facility in Mackenzie, British Columbia.

Most of the 500 production employees at the Mackenzie location had not been in any formal learning environment for many years, and were anxious when faced with on-the-job training.

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2014-01-14

Putting Your Skills to Work: A Guide for Job Seekers (2013)

This document guides individuals through the process of identifying personal skills that can be used in the workplace.

The authors note that people re-entering the workforce or changing careers, along with those who have little or no job experience, may feel they lack the skills to find the job they want. However, many people have acquired Essential Skills (ES) through hobbies, personal computer use, and managing a home and family.

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2014-01-09

Loewen (2005)

Case Study

Loewen, Canada’s largest producer of premium wood windows and doors, has established a foundation skills program to help its employees, and to help the company grow.

Loewen’s manufacturing facility in Steinbach, Manitoba, employees about 1,700 people, many of them are immigrants whose first language is not English.

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2014-01-08

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