The launch of Skills for Success in May 2021 leverages the core strength of the Essential Skills framework while tightening the alignment with modern labour market needs, with a greater focus on a range of socio-emotional skills. This project’s main objective is to produce a document outlining key principles and emerging practices to guide the implementation of Skills for Success, reflecting the Government of Canada’s commitment to create and update training programs, resources, and assessment materials, facilitate training participation of vulnerable groups, and build the capacity of stakeholders who serve these populations.
The report provides a set of overarching principles and emerging practices to inform the design, development, delivery, and evaluation of Skills for Success training programs that address both learner and industry needs. It describes the specific roles key stakeholders such as training organizations, instructors, employers, community members, and funders can play to improve training accessibility, learner engagement, skill assessment, and workplace application of newly acquired skills.
The report was produced in collaboration with an expert Advisory Panel representing training and sectoral organizations across Canada, each of whom provided access to their extensive networks of training practitioners and employers for further feedback. It reflects the Government of Canada’s commitment to support training that is responsive to employer and industry priorities while also meeting the needs of learners who have been historically underrepresented in the labour market and underserved by the traditional education system.
We hope that the report will serve as an idea generator and stimulate further collaborative initiatives to develop tools, resources, and programs to advance the effective implementation of Skills for Success and contribute to Canada’s broader workforce development objectives.
Published: November 2022
Capability: Policy Research - Strategic Program Review - Knowledge Mobilization/ Workshop Facilitation - Strengthening Capacity
Policy Area: Adult Learning - Adult Training - Workplace Training - Literacy and Essential Skills, Career Development and LMI, Employment - Workplace Diversity and Inclusion - Labour Market Integration of Persons with Disabilities - Employment Supports and Services - Employment Programs, Youth Development and Inclusion, Newcomers Labour Market Integration
Population: Low-skilled Workers - Communities and Families - Newcomers - Indigenous Peoples - Official Language Minorities - Older Workers - People with Disabilities - Racialized Canadians - Women - Youth - General Population - 2SLGBTQ+ People - Low-income Populations