Essential Skills Training

WHAT ARE "ESSENTIAL SKILLS"?

Essential skills are the skills people need in order to learn, work and live independently. The Government of Canada has defined 9 key essential skills for the workplace: reading, using documents, numeracy (math, etc.), writing, oral communication, working with others, thinking, computer use and continuous learning. These are the skills needed to work at any job, and they provide the foundation for learning other skills that enable people to evolve with their jobs and adapt to workplace changes.

Essential Skills Training

Learning new skills and learning to use the skills you have

We build on the strengths you have developed through life experiences, work, carrying out your family responsibilities and past schooling. We use the experience and knowledge you already have to teach you new skills.

Our programs use a practical and task-based approach to get you ready to transition to your next step.

It's not about grades, learning from standardized textbooks,  or memorizing information; it’s an adult-friendly way to learn about things that are relevant and meaningful. You demonstrate progress by completing real-life tasks as you move from level to level along YOUR goal path.

Whether your goal is find or keep your job, go back to school or just to live more independently, essential skills are really important to have.

Essential skills include things like:

  • Finding and using information by reading and interpreting documents.
  • Communicating ideas and information by writing, interacting with others and completing and creating documents.
  • Understanding and using numbers, like knowing how to manage your money and your time, and using measures.
  • Using digital technology by learning how to use the computer for sending emails, searching for jobs and using programs like Microsoft Word and Excel.

Our training programs will help you learn these important skills so that you have the tools you need to reach your goal.

 

 

 

Events


Wednesday
09
Aug
124 Cedar Street, 3rd floor
Category: Workshop
Starts at: 01:00 PM

JOB FAIR

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

                  1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

                  124 Cedar Street, 3rd floor

 

LOOKING FOR: JANITORIAL STAFF

-P/T or F/T hours available, afternoon shifts, rotating weekends

-Provide a Criminal Record Check and steel toed shoes at own cost (payroll deduction is available)

-Ability to travel between local sites: a vehicle is an asset

-Must be over 18 years of age

Wednesday
16
Aug
124 Cedar Street, 3rd floor
Category: Workshop
Starts at: 10:00 AM

This workshop discusses how to: prepare for an interview, present yourself and answer typical and difficult interview questions.  Participants will improve their interview skills through small group discussions and role-plays.

 

 

Wednesday
23
Aug
124 Cedar Street, 3rd floor
Category: Workshop
Starts at: 10:00 AM

 

Most people know that the best way to find a job is through networking. You can go to networking meetings, tap into your own personal network, or ask friends who they know. With the Internet buzzing with social media, there are many ways to use it in order to network, and eventually find a job. This workshop will introduce you to some social media job search tools.  You will also have the option to create a LinkedIn account. 

 

 


 


 

 

Tuesday
29
Aug
124 Cedar Street, 3rd floor
Category: Workshop
Starts at: 10:00 AM

Want to know more about the opportunities for working from home?  Are there any legit jobs working from home?  If you want to obtain more information on this subject, please attend this workshop.


 

Visit our Office:

Main Office:
124 Cedar Street, 3rd Floor
Sudbury, ON
P3E 1B4
705-671-2544
Toll free: 1-866-593-7771

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30am to 4:30pm