The Essential Skills Bulletins published quarterly by Essential Skills Ontario have kick-started the conversation about the relevance of essential skills to an audience outside of the literacy community. By exploring themes related to employment counseling, workplace skills and digital technology, the bulletins highlight how essential skills can be used in the broader employment and training community and are playing a critical role in helping employment services and basic skills programs develop common understandings of how their services can support each other.

Please note that some materials may reflect our previous name and brand – Ontario Literacy Coalition – but that all materials remain the property of Essential Skills Ontario.

Issue #1: An Overview of PIAAC
Issue #2: Do Education & Training Amount to Skills Gains?
Issue #3: Do Skills Actually Matter When it Comes to Employment and Earnings?
Numéro 1: Un aperçu de PEICA
Numéro 2: Éducation et formation = amélioration des compétences
Numéro 3: Les compétences comptent-elles vraiment quand il s’agit d’emploi et de rémunération?
Issue #4: Young Adults in PIAAC: What will the Future Skills Distribution Look Like?
Numéro 4: Jeunes adultes dans le PEICA : De quoi aura l’air la répartition future des compétences?
Issue #1 – About the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC)
Issue #2 – PIAAC: Problem Solving in Technology-Rich Environments and the Survey of Skills Used at Work
Numéro #1 – À propos du Programme pour l’évaluation internationale des compétences des adultes (PEICA) [FRANCAIS]
Numéro #2 – PEICA: Résolution de problèmes dans un environnement à forte composante technologique et volet consacré…[FRANCAIS]
Issue #3 – Putting PIAAC and Data into Place
Numéro #3 – Adaptation du PEICA et des données au milieu [FRANCAIS]
Issue #4 – Shopping in the Digital Age
Issue #3 – Essential Skills at work in Fort Frances
Issue #2 – Preparing for work through Essential Skills
Issue #1 – The Meaning of Essential Skills
Issue #3 – I think, therefore I am… an essential skill
Issue #2 – Lists, Forms and Graphs: Oh my!
Issue #1 – ES for work, learning and life… really?