Category Archives: Workplace Literacy

Making the case for workplace literacy education and training

In late January, The Globe and Mail published an op-ed piece by Janet Lane and T. Scott Murray (Canada’s shortfall in basic skills costs us all) in anticipation of the upcoming federal budget which, rumour has it, will focus on … Continue reading

Posted in Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Policy, Essential Skills, International Literacy Surveys, Literacy and Essential Skills, PIAAC, Skills, Workplace Literacy | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Remembering Glenda Lewe

I would like to acknowledge the passing of Glenda Lewe, an early pioneer in the field of workplace literacy in Canada. I first met Glenda in 1984 when she worked at Secretary of State where I also worked. She wrote … Continue reading

Posted in Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Policy, Essential Skills, Literacy and Essential Skills, National Literacy Secretariat (NLS), Workplace Literacy | Tagged | 1 Comment

“The right to develop the literacy and essential skills…”

In a recent post, I mentioned the “Bradshaw Report” which outlined a pan-Canadian Literacy Strategy. Since I hadn’t looked at the report in a while, I decided to pull it up and see if it is still applicable today. Here’s … Continue reading

Posted in ABC Canada, Aboriginal People, Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Policy, Employment and Social Development Canada, ESDC, Federal Government and Literacy, Francophone literacy, Frontier College, Indigenous People, Literacy and Essential Skills, National Literacy Secretariat (NLS), Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES), Official Language Minority Communities, Provincial/Territorial Governments and Literacy, Workplace Literacy | Leave a comment

G7 Communiqué supports workplace training and education

The latest Twitter war that saw the US lob insulting tweets at Canada and the G7 distracted many from the content of the Charlevoix communiqué. In reading the communiqué today, I found the following section: Preparing for Jobs of the … Continue reading

Posted in Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Policy, Federal Government and Literacy, Literacy and Essential Skills, Workplace Literacy | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Manitoba’s Learning for Life Literacy and Numeracy Summit

Over the next three days, the province of Manitoba is holding a summit as part of an effort to develop a long-term literacy and numeracy strategy for the province. Learning for Life: Charting the Future through Literacy and Numeracy participants … Continue reading

Posted in Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Policy, Literacy and Essential Skills, Provincial/Territorial Governments and Literacy, Skills, Workplace Literacy | Tagged | Leave a comment

“Talkin’ ‘Bout my Generation: More Educated but Less Skilled Canadians”

The C.D. Howe Institute released a report entitled “Talkin’ ‘Bout my Generation: More Educated but Less Skilled Canadians” by Parisa Mahboubi. The author looks at differences in literacy skills comparing 2003 (IALSS) and 2012 (PIAAC). Canada and Norway were the … Continue reading

Posted in Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Policy, Canada Job Grant, Federal Government and Literacy, International Literacy Surveys, Literacy and Essential Skills, PIAAC, Provincial/Territorial Governments and Literacy, Skills, Workplace Literacy | Tagged | Leave a comment

New PIAAC report – “Skills Matter – Further Results from the Survey of Adult Skills”

The OECD published yesterday a new report based on the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) data. The report examines PIAAC data on information-processing skills, workplace skills and the outcomes of investments in skills. The report can … Continue reading

Posted in Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Policy, Federal Government and Literacy, International Literacy Surveys, PIAAC, Workplace Literacy | Leave a comment