Workplace Wednesday – ALW 2013- Essential Skills

Workplace Wednesday – ALW 2013- Essential Skills

Workplace Wednesday – ALW 2013- Essential Skills

Date posted: April 10, 2013

Welcome to Workplace Wednesday, connecting you with resources that link literacy, business, industry, and the workplace.

Essential skills are skills that everyone needs in work and in daily living. Nine essential skills have been identified: reading, writing, numeracy, document use, computer use, thinking skills, oral communication, continuous learning, and working with others.

Want to find out how you’re doing with essential skills? Here are some free online self-assessment tools.

Build Your Career With Essential Skills – These online assessments for reading, document use and numeracy use multiple choice questions based on real-life situations.

ITA Essential Skills – Designed to help people interested in the trades, assessments are different for each trade and automatically adjust to individual skill level.

How Do Your Skills Measure Up? – This site includes an informal assessment of reading, document use and numeracy; produced and maintained by SkillPlan, the BC Construction Industry Skills Improvement Council.

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