Workplace Wednesday: Workforce Essential Skills project

Workplace Wednesday: Workforce Essential Skills project

Workplace Wednesday: Workforce Essential Skills project

Date posted: July 3, 2013

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

WESCan (Workforce Essential Skills across Canada) was a two-year (2009 – 2011) workforce Essential Skills research and implementation project that was conducted in five sites across Canada. The partners were chosen to reflect diverse communities and labour markets. PTP worked with the five partners to build community-based, locally relevant workforce ES programs. The two objectives were to refine or implement workforce Essential Skills programming and to identify what program implementation involves and what contributes to successful programming.

This video featuring project partners describes what workforce Essential Skills programs are, who can benefit from the programs, and what the programming can look like.

Another resource from this project is a guidebook, Workforce Essential Skills: putting literacy to work. Besides including the information covered in the video, this resource examines elements of effective Essential Skills programming and outlines an implementation process. Read this guide online or borrow a copy from the library (email library@decoda.ca ).

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