Skills for Success

To be successful in work and life, you need to have the right skills. As demands continue to grow and change, so do the skills you need to succeed. Our skills also help us to be ready and adaptable for tomorrow.

Introducing the new skills model: Skills for Success. These skills provide the foundation for learning all other skills and enable people to evolve and adapt at work, in the community, and at home:

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  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Numeracy
  • Digital
  • Problem Solving
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Adaptability
  • Creativity and Innovation

Learning Resources

Access these free learning tools to improve your Skills for Success.

  • Reading workbook: Reading helps us find information and communicate with others. This workbook covers how and why we read and key strategies that can improve our reading skills.
  • Writing workbook: We use writing every day at home and at work. Good writing skills are useful in many different areas of life. This workbook shows us why writing is important in our life and how to get better at writing.
  • Numeracy workbook: We use numbers and math every day, like when we count our overtime hours at work, go shopping, or make a monthly budget. This workbook is about how and why we use numbers and how to improve our numeracy skills.
  • Digital workbook: We use digital skills at work and at home. This workbook provides tips and resources to help you succeed in the digital world.
  • Problem Solving workbook: Problem solving is an important skill we use every day. When we are able to solve problems effectively, we can improve our quality of life. This workbook talks about what problem-solving skills are and how to use them.
  • Communication workbook: Communication is key to almost everything we do. Every time you speak, listen, read, or write, you’re communicating. This workbook show how to be a better communicator with everyone you meet.
  • Collaboration workbook: The ability to work well as part of a team is a very important skill. This workbook explores why collaboration is important, how to handle conflict with coworkers and how to improve collaboration skills.
  • Adaptability workbook: Being able to deal with change is an important life skill. Willingness to learn new ways of doing things can help you be more successful at work. This workbook covers adaptability and coping better with change.
  • Creativity and Innovation workbook: Creativity helps us think about and see things in new ways. Being creative can lead to innovations that make our work and daily lives better. This workbook talks about how and why being creative can help us, and ways to improve these skills.
  • Online learning platform: The ABC Skills Hub is an online learning portal offering introductory courses to improve skills such as money management and employability skills. Users can create free accounts and work through courses at their own pace.
  • Literacy programs in your community: The LEARN program connects adult learners with literacy programs in their community based on their needs. Search for programming such as: reading, ESL, workplace skills training and high school equivalency preparation.

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This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Adult Learning, Literacy & Essential Skills program.


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