Looking for ways to improve
your Essential Skills?

The 21st century workplace needs a skilled workforce that's efficient, effective and adaptable, while workers need the skills required to perform successfully at work.


Case Studies

Examples from our files show the strong benefits of Essential Skills upgrading.

A training need can present itself at any time

Training is – or should be - an ongoing process to ensure everyone can meet changing job and task needs.

Resistance to Change... or an Essential Skills Need?

Absenteeism, grievances, workplace friction: are these symptoms of an Essential Skills issue?

Essential Skills training is key to productivity improvements

Changes to work processes to increase productivity are only possible with adequate levels of Essential Skills.

Essential Skills News

All the Essential Skills news in Manitoba that's fit to post.

Steinbach MLA Kevin Goertzen cuts ribbon at newest WEST Centre

The number of WEST Centres located across Manitoba rose to eight this month with the recent opening of WEST Centre Steinbach.

Do You Have an ES Story to Tell?

Workplace Education Manitoba is adding a new section to our website – the ES Story Showcase - and we’re looking for your Essential Skills story.

Happy Essential Skills Day!

Friday September 27th is Essential Skills Day across Canada, a time when everyone is invited to acknowledge and celebrate the many incredible skills you all have.

Learning on Demand

Increasingly, people expect to be able to learn on their own terms: anytime, anywhere, in a way that meets their needs. Workplace Education Manitoba is proud to launch the internet-based ES: Learning On Demand. It’s just one more way to deliver Essential Skills learning support.

  1. (video and workbook series) Numeracy – The Basics