Videos and webinars
Essential skills are the foundation for learning all other skills. A series of videos and webinars have been developed to:
- help you learn how improving your essential skills can lead to success in the workplace;
- provide you with the latest developments in literacy and essential skills research; and
- share knowledge, support networking and building capacity in “what works”.
Videos: Applying skills at work
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Building essential skills in the skilled trades
On March 5, 2015, we brought together industry leaders who shared their findings and experience on the need for strong essential skills in the skilled trades. Practical and effective strategies were presented to help trainers, advisors, employment counsellors and others to address skills gaps and increase success in technical training, certification and in the workplace.
Building success for immigrants with essential skills
On March 22, 2012, we brought together a wide variety of stakeholders to discuss the importance of essential skills for immigrants in today’s knowledge-based economy. Highlights included presentations by the Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership, Winnipeg School Division, and NorQuest College’s Centre for Excellence in Intercultural Education.
Literacy and essential skills tools: Make them work for you
On February 6, 2012, we showcased the various tools and supports made available through OLES to help address literacy and essential skills challenges in the workplace. Participants gained a better understanding of the tools and their purpose; how to select and use the tools in three easy steps; where and how to access the tools online; and, how the tools can be customized to meet individual/organization's needs.
Making required skills investments go further
On December 14, 2011, we discussed the importance and benefits of workplace LES in today's knowledge-based economy. Highlights included a presentation on the business case for investing in LES, a summary of OLES' partnership with the Canada Business Network and an overview of the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters' essential skills through Safety and Health project.
Literacy and essential skills: An aboriginal context
On November 3, 2011, we shared good practices and lessons learned, as well as ESDC tools and resources, that may benefit those working in Aboriginal LES, designing and delivering employment programs and services to help Aboriginal people prepare for, find and maintain jobs.
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