Essential Skills Day is a national celebration held annually in September to raise awareness of the importance of workplace literacy and essential skills training. It was created by our literacy partner ABC Life Literacy Canada in 2010.
The Government of Canada has identified nine Essential Skills needed for workplace success. These skills are used in every job to varying degrees and at different levels of complexity. They provide the foundation for learning all other skills and enable people to evolve with their jobs and adapt to workplace change.
The tenth annual Essential Skills Day will take place on Thursday September 19, 2019 to raise awareness about the importance of workplace literacy and essential skills training.
The hashtags for this day are: #ESD2019 and #The9AtWork.