Category Archives: Workplace Literacy

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

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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

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“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

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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

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Swiss approaches to financing basic skills and promoting workplace learning

Yesterday I published a post about the European Basic Skills Network’s June 2015 conference on Strategies that work: governance, financing and implementation in the provision of basic skills for adults. As I was poking around the information about the conference … Continue reading

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Order of Canada to Barb Byers

Congratulations to Barb Byers on being named to the Order of Canada. Barb has been a literacy advocate for over 25 years. She pioneered WEST, a workplace literacy program, as President of the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour. As Secretary Treasurer … Continue reading

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A new home for the New Zealand Literacy Portal

One of my favourite sources of information on literacy is the New Zealand Literacy Portal. For years, every month I receive an email with a synopsis of the latest reports from across the world. For years, our Canadian research was … Continue reading

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