This evidence brief was drafted to inform the design and development of skills training curriculum and approaches as part of the WOMEN FIRST project, funded through Employment and Skill Development Canada’s (ESDC) Women’s Employment Readiness pilot program. It may also be more broadly useful for organizations, training developers, and practitioners working in the employment and skills training sector seeking to employ an equity-driven approach to their design and delivery of Skills for Success materials. Following an overview of intersectionality as it relates to employment and skills training, we provide an overview of key skill differences between different demographic groups. This is followed by a discussion about the role of training to address systemic inequities, as well as practitioner considerations, suggestions, and examples for training development and delivery.
Published: March 2023
Capability: Program Evaluation/ Performance Measurement - Strategic Program Review - Survey Design and Data Management - Collective Impact Evaluation - Strengthening Capacity
Policy Area: Adult Learning - Adult Training - Workplace Training - Literacy and Essential Skills, Community Capacity, Employment - Workplace Diversity and Inclusion - Employment Supports and Services - Employment Programs
Population: Newcomers - People with Disabilities - Racialized Canadians - Indigenous Peoples - 2SLGBTQ+ People - Low-income Populations