Awareness Tools

Essential Skills for Success @ Work

Wondering what kinds of Essential Skills employers in Manitoba say they look for in their workers? We were too -- so we asked them.

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Snapshot for Small Business Owners

Getting people to reflect on the Essential Skills required for a particular occupation is a great way to promote awareness and begin the dialogue. The Essential Skills Snapshot for Small Business Owners is a reflection and engagement tool - not diagnostic - that can help start the ball rolling

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Problem Solvers @ Work

Every workplace needs good problem-solvers who take timely and appropriate action. Good news: there are strategies!

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Clear Language

Many more people will understand and be able to use your information if it is written in Clear Language. When a document is unclear, people lose interest, get frustrated and give up. Worse, if a reader misunderstands a document the result can sometimes be a costly or tragic error.

Clear Language encompasses the document’s text, layout and design. Clearly written text is direct, inclusive and focuses on the needs of the reader. Good layout and design support and enhance the meaning of the text, make the document easy to navigate, and help show connections between the ideas.

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Workplace Essential Skills - What Can You Do

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Workplace Essential Skills - Why Should You Care?

A survey of employers across Canada found that there are nine skills that are essential to success in today’s workplace.
They provide the foundation for learning all other skills and are the cornerstone for lifelong learning.
Without adequate levels of Essential Skills your education, training and career options will be limited.
They’re essential to your future.

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Essential Skills

Essential Skills are the skills workers need for work, learning and life. They provide the foundation for learning all other skills and are the cornerstone of lifelong learning.

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Building a Better Workplace - Potential Survey Questions

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Implementing Effective Essential Skills Solutions

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Essential Skills@Work

Why should employers care about Essential Skills and what can they do? Start by viewing everything through an Essential Skills lens. After that, you may want to call WEM.

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Essential Skills Training Pays Off!

The exceptional results from the latest round of TOWES at a Winnipeg aerospace company speak loudly and clearly: Essential Skills refresher training works! After just six hours of Essential Skills training, one group’s pass rate on the test was 55% higher than those without the refresher, while our second group’s pass rate was 100% higher.
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Reflection Tools: Think about the Essential Skills Needed for ...

 

Getting people to reflect on the Essential Skills required for a particular occupation is a great way to promote awareness and begin the dialogue. Intended as targeted engagement pieces rather than diagnostic tools. each Essential Skills Snapshot below illustrates how an occupation's tasks can be broken down into the Essential Skills used to perform them.

 
 
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