Workforce Essential Skills across Canada (WESCan) was a two-year research study led by PTP Adult Learning & Employment Programs to investigate workforce Essential Skills (ES) approaches and implementation processes. The project team worked in partnership with five providers from coast to coast to build community-based, locally relevant workforce ES programs. This sprang a common understanding of the elements that contribute to workforce ES programming, and a common commitment to offer strong, flexible programming to meet the needs of employment-bound adults.
Attend this webinar to:
- Gain a deeper understanding of what makes workforce Essential Skills programming different
- Understand how this type of program can be implemented
- Learn about the benefits of this type of approach, for learners, programs, and employers
Karen is a researcher and writer whose interests include adult literacy, Essential Skills and workplace education. Many of her publications are designed to help adult learners understand workplace skill requirements; these include PTP’s workwrite series, Essential Skills Ontario’s Finding Your Way at Work, as well as customized classroom resources for industry and sector councils.
Marisa has experience in assessment, research, curriculum guidelines and learning materials development. Her on-going work includes researching and writing Essential Skills Profiles, developing materials for use with literacy and English language learners and defining language demands for occupations.