This project is developing and testing a new framework for professional development that standardizes the delivery of Essential Skills (ES) practitioner training in Canada. The framework will provide broad guidance to allow regional flexibility and customization based on the needs of the ES practitioners, while ensuring greater consistency in the delivery of ES practitioner training. To ensure its effectiveness, the project will test the new framework and assessment tools in a pan-Canadian pilot across five regions representing a diverse group of training organizations. The pilot will include a feasibility study as it tests the relevance and usefulness of the application of the framework and competency assessment tools, and will provide recommendations for the professionalization of the ES practitioner field. Ultimately, professionalizing the field of ES practitioners in Canada will ensure better and more consistent outcomes for learners receiving ES training.
Published: March 2023
Capability: Program Evaluation/ Performance Measurement - Policy Research - Knowledge Mobilization/ Workshop Facilitation - Strengthening Capacity - Survey Design and Data Management
Policy Area: Adult Learning - Adult Training - Workplace Training - Literacy and Essential Skills
Population: Low-skilled Workers