Substance Abuse Case Management Best Practices

September 1st, 2016

Given that up to a half of individuals who receive treatment for substance abuse will relapse–most within a year, this post by Social Solutions Global, an American human services management software company, highlights three important research-based strategies to ensure effective … Continue reading

First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Essential Skills Inventory Project Website (FIMESIP)

November 5th, 2015

This comprehensive inventory of essential skills initiatives aimed at First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples was developed through a collaboration between the Canadian Career Development Foundation, Employment and Social Development Canada’s Office of Literacy and Essential Skills, the Assembly of … Continue reading

Charting the Course: Supporting the Career Development of Youth with Learning Disabilities

January 2nd, 2013

Designed to assist career practitioners working with youth, including youth with disabilities. The guide helps youth-serving practitioners understand learning disabilities in youth and learn more about the support programs and existing research. Continue reading

Test Of Workplace Essential Skills (TOWES)

December 5th, 2012

Provides career practitioners with assessment tools and training materials. Career practitioners can use the tools and training materials to develop training programs based on the essential skills strengths and weaknesses of their clients while employers can use the resources to provide essential skills training for their employees at work. Continue reading

Project Aspiro

December 4th, 2012

Provides career practitioners and employers with tools and resources that would help people with vision loss find employment. Information on career development process and pre-employment programme trainer’s manual are available for career practitioners while employers can find tips and information that addresses employers’ concerns of hiring and working with people who are blind. Continue reading

HRSDC Office of Literacy and Essential Skills

November 26th, 2012

Provides tools that help career practitioners and employers learn more about the importance of essential skills at workplace and assist job seekers in applying essential skills at work. Various tools are available for increasing awareness of essential skills, assessing essential skills, and for developing training. Continue reading

Recognizing Life’s Work- Helping Learners Connect their Essential Skills from Home to Work: A Practitioner’s Resource Kit

November 26th, 2012

Developed to help adult learners build on their essential skills that are developed through the leisure/home-based activities and apply them at work. The kit has tips and tools for career practitioners to use including activities on essential skills that can be incorporated into their own programs. Continue reading

Workplace Informal Learning Matrix (WILM)

November 26th, 2012

An assessment tool that is designed to assess the on-the-job learning at workplace based on essential skills and other measures such as workplace culture and accomodation to diversity and culture. The tool includes rubrics for each skill measured for both employers and career practitioners to use. Continue reading

Essential Skills Indicator

November 21st, 2012

A self-assessment tool that allows users to find out their essential skills levels in numeracy, document use, reading, continuous learning, and working with others. Career practitioners may use pre-test and post-test functions with their clients as initial assessment, ongoing and/or exit assessment of skill levels to test if the skills have improved. Continue reading

ITA Essential Skills

November 20th, 2012

A skills assessment tool that is designed to help people interested in the trades develop essential skills that are pertinent to have a successful career in trades. Outlines of essential skills used in specific trades occupations and different assessments available for each trade make it easy for individuals to focus and see how essential skills can be applied to specific trades. Continue reading

How do your skills Measure Up?

November 20th, 2012

A practical tool equipped with self-assessment test function that allows students and workers to assess their essential skills level and practice the skills they need to improve on. Career practitioners and employment counsellors can utilize this tool to help their clients identify their strengths and weaknesses in their skill areas. Continue reading