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.
- Zoom Recording
- Please find the recording of the session in the following google drive folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1rhmXngswVMayHsUAjF2G5UzSStx7j1g3?usp=sharing
- Slide Decks:
- All slide decks have been shared in the same google drive folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1rhmXngswVMayHsUAjF2G5UzSStx7j1g3?usp=sharing
- Chatbox Notes
- The chatbox notes are in the google drive folder as well: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oyGYWVI_O87ZD0yREq5ndye7-_AEYKOp/view?usp=sharing
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: https://forms.gle/PqenHroM38XdEmL9A
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.