Essential Skills Training


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.





124 Cedar Street, 3rd Floor
Category: Workshop
Starts at: 27 Nov, 2017 TO 01 Dec, 2017 (all-day)

Master the workplace skills that are in demand!

Sign up for this free, one-week training course

Learn how to improve skills in these areas:


Personal Management


Problem Solving & Critical Thinking

Professional & Skills Advancement


Classes are small and interactive

Location: 124 Cedar Street, 3rd floor

Date: November 27 - December 1st, 2017

Hours - 9:30 am - 2:30 pm


Call Ginette at 705-671-2544 ext.244 to register

Receive a certificate when you complete the course

This training is delivered by certified Soft Skills Solutions trainers

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

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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.


Visit our Office:

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

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