Workplace Literacy

Assessor's Booklet: Numeracy – Level 2 (2013)

This booklet is part of a tool developed by HRSDC, now called Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), that can be used to better understand Essential Skills (ES) needed for the workplace, and to help identify ES strengths and areas for improvement.

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2013-12-13

Embedding Literacy and Essential Skills (ELES) in the Workplace – Case Study (2012)

This report outlines a three-year project carried out in British Columbia to explore ways to embed Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) approaches in three different sectors, including health care.

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2013-12-13

Building Essential Skills in the Workplace: Teaching the Skills That Enable Employees to Manage Change at Syncrude Canada Ltd. (2005)

In 1988, Syncrude partnered with Keyano College in Fort McMurray, Alberta, to launch Canada’s first workplace literacy program, Effective Reading in Context (ERIC). Since then, Syncrude has built on the success of its initial program with a variety of initiatives that promote lifelong learning.

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2013-12-12

Syncrude Canada Ltd.'s (ERIC) Program: Teaching the Skills That Enable Employees to Manage Change (1998)

Effective Reading in Context (ERIC), Canada’s first workplace literacy program, was launched by Syncrude in 1988. The program was so successful that it is used throughout Alberta, and in parts of Africa.

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2013-12-10

Effective Journeyperson Apprentice Mentoring On-the-Job: Tips, Strategies, and Resources (2013)

This report highlights six workplace practices that support journeyperson trainers and, ultimately, enhance apprentice training experiences. It is based on more than 80 interviews with employers, journeypersons, apprentices and trainers, with additional input from the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum’s working group.

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2013-12-09

Client Booklet: Numeracy – Level 1 (2013)

This booklet is designed for use by an employment counselling client to assess skills in numeracy at Level 1 complexity. It is part of a tool, developed by HRSDC, now called Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), to ensure workers have the Essential Skills to get the job done, and to inform training and career decisions.

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2013-12-06

Training Matters: A Small Investment for A Major Return (2011)

Training Matters is ABC Life Literacy Canada's official publication on workplace literacy and essential skills, profiling leaders and businesses that have initiated innovative workplace training programs.

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2013-12-06

Statistics Canada's Flagship Survey Skills Development Course: Developing Teamwork Skills through Learning about Survey-Taking (1999)

Statistics Canada’s intensive six-week Survey Skills Development Course offers employees the opportunity to design and carry out an actual survey under real-life conditions and, in the process, to develop a range of both generic and job-specific skills.

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2013-12-05

Building Essential Skills in the Workplace: Shaping Performance at BHP Billiton Diamonds Inc. (2005)

The Workplace Learning Program (WLP) at BHP Billiton Diamonds’ remote Ekati mine site in the Northwest Territories helps to meet corporate production and safety needs, as well as the learning goals of individual workers.

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2013-11-29

Seneca College's Co-Operative Education: A Three-Way Partnership for Assessing and Developing Students' Employability Skills (1998)

Ontario’s Seneca College uses its cooperative education programs to help students develop their employability skills.

Students combine academic courses with work terms that offer them the chance to do productive work, not merely observe passively. They are paid for the work they do, which is supervised and evaluated by their employers.

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2013-11-28

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