Recording: Skills for Success Presentations

Last Thursday, Calgary Learns hosted a two-hour session on Skills for Success, the federal government’s new skills framework. Skills for Success is the “modernized” version of the Essential Skols Framework. Panelists included Angela Briscoe, Frontier College, Andrea Horton, Office of Skills for Success, Boris Palameta, SRDC, Tamara Jorgic, AWES and Paul Brinkhurst, Futureworx.

I’m sharing with you the recording of the session and encourage you to take a listen.

Frontier College began with situating the discussion within the context of literacy and the economy. Then the Office of Skills for Success outlined the rationale for the new model, with more in-depth information provided by SRDC, and then laid out an implementation plan. AWES discussed how its workplace essential skills practitioners have been working to integrate Skills for Success while Futureworx presented its experience in providing social emotional skills training.

For me, this was the first time I’ve participated in a live session on Skills for Success and I found the information and the answers to participants’ questions enlightening.

Below is the information to access the recording, the presentations, and the chatbox notes from the online session.

For more information on social emotional skills, Calgary Learns is hosting a session on February 23rd at 12:00 MST with Paul Brinkhurst entitled “Understanding Social and Emotional Skills in Life, Learning and Work.” To register go to:

A big thanks to Calgary Learns, especially Berniece Gowan and Nancy Purdy for putting this session together. They have done a service to those of us who were trying to learn more about Skills for Success.

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.
This entry was posted in Alberta Workforce Essential Skills (AWES), Calgary Learns, Employment and Social Development Canada, ESDC, Essential Skills, Federal Government and Literacy, Frontier College, Futureworx, Office of Skills for Success, Skills for Success, SRDC. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Recording: Skills for Success Presentations

  1. Julie Bell says:

    Thanks for sharing this Brigid!

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