April 2015

Presenter Name(s): 
Sandip Basi, Data Analyst, ESO

Since the release of the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) survey results, researchers at Essential Skills Ontario have been using the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) public database and Statistics Canada’s PIAAC Masterfile to unpack the data to determine its implications for Ontario and Canada. 

Today, Essential Skills Ontario is pleased to announce the release of our interactive PIAAC map - PIAAC: A Map of Cognitive Skills in Ontario. Funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU), this interactive map helps shed light on skills challenges faced by vulnerable and low-wage populations across the province. 

The map breaks down levels of competency in three of PIAAC’s domains: literacy, numeracy and problem-solving in technology-rich environments (PS-TRE), as well as various socio-economic statistics from the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS). The data can be used to help inform labour market, employment, and education planning decisions.  The webinar can be found here: www.essentialskillsontario.ca/node/771

Join us Tuesday, April 28th at 1:00PM ET for our webinar PIAAC: A Map of Cognitive Skills in Ontario, hosted by ESO’s data analyst, Sandip Basi, where he will discuss: 

• PIAAC levels with definitions and level descriptors 
• The regional PIAAC results 
• The factors associated with proficiency scores 
• The PIAAC map and how the data can be used 

There will be time for questions at the end of the webinar. 

Webinar Title: 
PIAAC: A Map of Cognitive Skills in Ontario

As a data analyst, Sandip is responsible for collecting and analyzing statistical information to inform Essential Skills Ontario’s research and policy. Sandip works closely with the research team to uncover current trends in workforce development and propose innovative solutions to improve essential skills delivery. Upon graduating with an Honours BA in Political Science from York University, Sandip earned his MA in Public Policy from Simon Fraser University. Sandip has a passion for statistics and public policy and is eager to bring a dynamic perspective to the field of workforce development and essential skills.

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Webinar Date: 
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 1:00pm