From the Classroom to the Workplace
Essential Skills Forum
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
8:30am – 12:30pm
Halifax Exhibition Centre
During the Skills Canada National Competition
To register for this free event, contact Marisa Sosa, Essential Skills Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- Guidance Counsellors
- Career Counsellors
- HR Managers
WHY THEY ATTEND
- Meet fellow colleagues
- Share experiences and learned from others
- Inspired to bring back information and make change
- Meet experts in the field of Essential Skills and trades and technology training
- Attend the Skills Canada National Competition
- Apprentices with the Essential Skills they need for their trade are eight times more likely to pass their technical exams
- The level of essential skills required in the skilled trades and technology careers is as high or higher than it is for many other jobs.
- Employers report that graduates are coming to their workplace with only 30% of the skills needed for the job
- Canadians aged 16-24 rank below average in their literacy and numeracy skills compared to 23 other countries (OECD, 2012)
- Essential Skills are linked to better performance, which then leads to better quality work, productivity, and retention.
- In Canada, about 28% of your earnings is directly related to your Essential Skills
Having an employee with a higher level of Essential Skills is much more valuable to potential employers because the individual will have:
- an attention to safety
- the ability to work in a team setting
- a greater aptitude in problem solving
- better client service skills
- an ability to adapt to change
- an advanced knowledge of numerical skills, including estimation, budgeting and calibrations
Skills shortages remain a significant challenge for Canada. Our country supports initiatives that help ensure Canadians have the Essential Skills needed to participate fully in the labour market and in their communities.
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