Workplace education helps provide a foundation for lifelong learning as people and businesses grow together. Literacy and essential skills are at the core of workplace education. Improving workers' skills creates a more productive workforce, a more competitive economy, and an improved bottom line.
Essential Skills Day
The annual Essential Skills Day will take place on Thursday, September 20, 2018 to raise awareness about the importance of workplace literacy and essential skills training. The nine essential skills are the foundation for all other skills and enable people to evolve with their jobs and adapt to workplace change. Join ABC's #The9atWork social media campaign and share how you use the 9 essential skills at work!>
9 Essential Skills
The Government of Canada has identified nine essential skills needed for success in the workplace.
Benefits of Training
79% of respondents in a Conference Board of Canada study report that they have observed increased productivity in their workplaces because of their basic skills programs.
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UP Skills for Work helps learners develop key employability skills through free workshops and downloadable workbooks.