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Essential Skills Forum

May 29 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

free

Essential Skills Forum

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Skilled Trades Employers
  • Apprenticeship Stakeholders
  • Teachers
  • Guidance/Career Counsellors
  • Parents

WHY THEY ATTEND

  • Meet fellow colleagues
  • Share experiences and learn from others
  • Be inspired to bring back information and make change
  • Meet experts in the field of Essential Skills and skilled trades and technology training
  • Attend the Skills Canada National Competition

THE FACTS

  • Apprentices with the Essential Skills they need for their trade are eight times more likely to pass their technical exams
  • The level of essential skills required in the skilled trades and technology careers is as high or higher than it is for many other jobs.
  • Employers report that graduates are coming to their workplace with only 30% of the skills needed for the job
  • Canadians aged 16-24 rank below average in their literacy and numeracy skills compared to 23 other countries (OECD, 2012)
  • Essential Skills are linked to better performance, which then leads to better quality work, productivity, and retention.
  • In Canada, about 28% of your earnings is directly related to your Essential Skills

Having an employee with a higher level of Essential Skills is much more valuable to potential employers because the individual will have:

  • an attention to safety
  • the ability to work in a team setting
  • a greater aptitude in problem solving
  • better client service skills
  • an ability to adapt to change
  • an advanced knowledge of numerical skills, including estimation, budgeting and calibrations

Skills shortages remain a significant challenge for Canada. Our country supports initiatives that help ensure Canadians have the Essential Skills needed to participate fully in the labour market and in their communities.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
8:30am – 12:30pm
Halifax Exhibition Centre – Prospect Room 1

During the Skills Canada National Competition

To register for this free event, contact Marisa Sosa, Essential Skills Program Manager, at marisas@skillscanada.com

Details

Date:
May 29
Time:
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cost:
free
Event Tags:
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Website:
https://www.skillscompetencescanada.com/en/essential-skills/essential-skills-forum/

Organizer

Skills Canada
Website:
https://www.skillscompetencescanada.com

Venue

Halifax Exhibition Centre
200 Prospect Road
Goodwood, Halifax B3T 1P2 Canada
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Website:
http://bit.ly/TryaTrade