Workplace Literacy, Employability and Essential Skills

Futureworx. (2019). The 9 Employability Skills

This information sheet by Futureworx spells out their “core 9” employability skills. These skills have been identified as some of the most important for success in the workplace.

Conference Board of Canada. (2019). Employability Skills

This page lays out employability skills in more detail, and includes categories such as Fundamental Skills, Personal Management Skills, and Teamwork skills.

LCNB Employability & Essential Skills Projects:

The Essential Employability Skills – Health Sector project is being led by the Literacy Coalition in partnership with the PEI Literacy Alliance and the Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council. This project will on the labour market in the long-term health care industry. The goal is to train unemployed and underemployed participants and bring them into the health sector workforce, specifically into entry level worker positions such as laundry, cleaners, servers, kitchen staff, etc. While the emphasis will be on employability skills, the more traditional essential skills–such as computer skills, digital training and reading–will also be an important focus.

Read more about this ongoing project here!

Essential Skills for Atlantic Fisheries (ESAF) is a project to address the labour market and workforce challenges employer’s face in the fisheries sector in Atlantic Canada. This project is led by the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick in partnership with the PEI Literacy Alliance, Literacy Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council.

For more information about our project, as well as the conclusion and synopsis, check out our page here!