This project is being led by Alberta Workforce Essential Skills Society (AWES) and is building, testing, and refining a training program for employment counsellors to integrate Essential Skills (ES) tools into their practice and services. The ES framework that will be tested during the project will include how to incorporate ES assessments, occupational profiles, complexity levels, and job task terminology related to skills. The project will also reinforce practice by including mentoring and support services to ensure quality as practitioners begin to integrate the ES framework and tools (including all nine Essential Skills) in all their services. As the developmental evaluation partner on the project, SRDC’s research activities are supporting the development process to ensure that the training is practical, delivers results, and has high chances of replication and adoption in diverse sectors and with different populations across Canada.
Capability: Program Evaluation/ Performance Measurement - Policy Research - Knowledge Mobilization/ Workshop Facilitation - Survey Design and Data Management - Strengthening Capacity
Policy Area: Adult Learning - Adult Training - Literacy and Essential Skills, Career Development and LMI, Employment - Employment Supports and Services - Employment Programs, Newcomers Labour Market Integration
Population: Social Assistance Recipients - Women - Youth - EI Recipients - Newcomers - Official Language Minorities - People with Disabilities