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Manitoba: Essential Skills for the Trades

Sandi Howell In Manitoba, trades activity can be characterized as 90% of the activity occurring in about 10 trades out of a possible 55: construction electrician, industrial electrician, hairstylist, esthetician, welder, carpenter, industrial mechanic, heavy…...

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Prince Edward Island: Updating Essential Skills with Trades Qualifiers

Lori Johnston The Trade Essentials Project, a three-year research project conducted on Prince Edward Island, has left a legacy of resources and information that is very adaptable to a variety of learning environments involving adult…...

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Newfoundland and Labrador: Integrating Essential Skills in Apprenticeship Training

Kevin Warren Apprenticeship training programs in Newfoundland and Labrador reflect the importance of Essential Skills. The province has adapted a comprehensive approach to apprenticeship training, with the goal of providing apprentices with a robust in-school…...

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Additional Essential Skills Initiatives in Canada

CAF FCA The following information was obtained through online research. The provinces and territories listed below were contacted for information on their respective Essential Skills initiatives, but it was not supplied. As such, these programs…...

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Essential Skills and Apprenticeship Manitoba: Creating Maximum Accessibility

Jonathan Coté, Lindsay Laidlaw The long-standing lack of skilled workers in the trades experienced across Canada has been no less a concern in Manitoba. Recently, the Manitoba Heavy Construction Association announced that growth in construction…...

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Promoting Essential Skills in the Apprenticeship Community

CAF FCA The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum’s report on Essential Skills, The Link Between Essential Skills and Success in Apprenticeship Training, identified several key target audiences and projects for promoting Essential Skills. This past year, CAF-FCA…...

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Essential Skills Tools

Essential Skills deficits have been identified as one of the obstacles to apprenticeship success, leading to the development of a series of webinars for employers, as well as a guide for setting up an essential Skills and trades program.

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Essential Skills

Essential Skills provide the foundation for learning all other skills and are important throughout an individual’s career. There are nine Essential Skills: reading, writing, numeracy, oral communication, working with others, document use, computer use, thinking, and continuous learning.

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Integrating Essential Skills Into Apprenticeship Training – Guide for Aboriginal Stakeholders

Across Canada, apprenticeship stakeholders are committed to helping Aboriginal learners succeed in their training. Crucial to this success are strong Essential Skills in areas such as reading, communication and math. This guide provides information on…...

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Promoting Essential Skills and Apprenticeship Training in Aboriginal Communities across Canada

In 2010 and 2011, 29 Apprenticeship and Essential Skills workshops were held in Aboriginal communities across the country. The workshops focused on Essential Skills tools and how to conduct interventions to support entry into trades…...

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