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Our third 2014 PIAAC bulletin examines the relationship between education and training on skill levels...   [  MORE  ]
Join us on April 29 to learn about The Workplace Training Program - an innovative program designed to provide training opportunities to lower-skilled individuals in B.C...   [  MORE  ]
Strengthening Rural Canada aims to determine if local skills development strategies can lead to economic growth & resiliency by building a community's human & social capital   [  MORE  ]
New brief points towards the kind of solutions that could provide a better alignment between the needs of those sectors who have work to offer...   [  MORE  ]
Essential Skills Ontario works to find the most innovative, efficient and effective training solutions to provide low-skilled adults with the skills they need to thrive in a rapidly-changing world. By conducting focused research and demonstration projects to inform policy and programming, Essential Skills Ontario delivers meaningful results to those who need it most.

April 9, 2014

The third bulletin - Do Skills Actually Matter When it Comes to Employment and Earnings? - examines the relationship between education and training on skill levels. It shows, among other research findings, that those who are least active in the labour force performed poorly relative to those that are employed or looking for work.

March 18, 2014

Essential Skills Ontario has just released the second of its 2014 Essential Skills Bulletins on PIAAC - the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies. Over the past several months, the research team at Essential Skills Ontario has been using the OECD’s public database to unpack and analyze PIAAC results in Canada and Ontario. The second bulletin - Do Education & Training Amount to Skills Gains? - talks about the relationship between education and training on skill levels, as well as the findings in Ontario and Canada.

March 10, 2014

Join Essential Skills Ontario for our webinar – The Workplace Training Program in B.C.: Outcomes and Learnings – April 29 from 1:00-2:00PM ET - hosted by Philip Swann from The Training Group at Douglas College and Boris Palameta from Social Research Demonstration Corporation.

February 11, 2014

Essential Skills Ontario is seeking three (3) passionate, committed individuals to volunteer on our Board of Directors. Be part of our vision where all adults have the opportunities and support to gain the literacy and essential skills they need to reach their potential in an ever-changing world.

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