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  • 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  ]
  • New report - Moving Forward Together: An Employer Perspective on the Design of Skills Training Programs in Ontario - from the OCC and ESO highlights the importance of involving employers in Ontario’s training delivery...   [  MORE  ]

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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.


Sep 4 2014

Through an initiative led by the OCC and ESO, Moving Forward Together: An Employer Perspective on the Design of Skills Training in Ontario reflects the discussions with, and the perspective of, over 100 employers from different sectors and regions across the province. This report makes a number of important recommendations to the provincial government as it finalizes changes to its employment and training system.

Jul 31 2014

Essential Skills Ontario (ESO) is pleased to announce their collaboration with Alchemy Systems for the Elevate Canada: Raising the Grade for Food Processing initiative. Alchemy will provide Essential Skills Ontario and the initiative’s training providers, Fanshawe College and Loyalist College, with a comprehensive platform that includes industry-specific courseware that adhere to industry standards in both English and French for entry-level workers in the food-processing sector.

Jul 8 2014

Essential Skills Ontario is pleased to announce their partnership with Fanshawe College as part of the Elevate Canada: Raising the Grade for Food Processing initiative. Fanshawe will be working with Essential Skills Ontario and food processing employers to deliver training to 250 adults in Ontario currently receiving income support and looking for work in the food processing industry.

Jun 18 2014

Our most recent bulletin, Young Adults in PIAAC: What Will the Future Skills Distribution Look Like? examines how young adults in Canada performed in literacy and numeracy in the PIAAC survey compared to other countries, and what the potential implications of these results are for their current and future education and labour force attachment.

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