Comparing Skills Frameworks

As I’ve mentioned previously, the lack of documentation on what other skills and competencies frameworks were reviewed and why the choices were made for Skills for Success limits understanding how and why the skills and definitions were developed. In thinking about the new Skills for Success framework, a comparison with other frameworks can be useful.

In the following table, I’ve tried to matched the skills from the Essential Skills Framework, Skills for Success, the Skills and Competencies Taxonomy and the Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework. The three latter frameworks acknowledge their roots in the Essential Skills Framework.

I appreciate that reducing the skills to a table does not do service to the complexity that lies beneath each framework. Please treat this table for what it is, my best guess at aligning the skills frameworks.

Note: the table doesn’t show well within this post, so please click on the link below and the PDF will open in a new window.

Skills Framework Comparison Table


About Brigid Hayes

Brigid Hayes has developed an expertise in learning that spans over 35 years as a senior government policy advisor and program manager and partnership developer; director of labour for a national business/labour skills centre and as an independent consultant. Her knowledge of and experience in workplace literacy and learning has contributed to her recognition as an expert in this field, and she has undertaken significant activities to both help promote and enhance literacy and lifelong learning. Brigid works as an independent consultant and expert advisor on learning, literacy, and work. She has successfully developed a strategic planning and policy development practice involving workplace literacy, essential skills, partnership development, research, and evaluation.
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