Aboriginal Essential Skills Guiding Team
AESGT is a group of individuals who work within the Aboriginal Skills Employment Training Strategy (ASETS) and are passionate about literacy and learning. We are an organization who collaborate together working within the BC/Yukon regions. The AESGT is committed to building our own internal capacity on Essential Skills and alternatively keenly driven to sharing our ideas, program models, resources, successes and best practices for the benefit of the communities who we work for.
We believe in continuous learning and understanding the various assessment tools that support Essential Skills building along with looking at ways to integrate Essential Skills into current programming. Working within employment services, we are united in our intent to assist each other in building effective tools and cases for Essential Skills integration that enhance learning and steer people toward self-reliance.
Essential Skills Definition:
The skills people need for work, learning and life. They provide the foundation for learning all other skills and are the cornerstone of lifelong learning.
Our Mission Statement:
To work together to increase our capacity to deliver quality Essential Skills programming within our service areas, and to freely share any models, materials and resources that result from our efforts.
To work with like-minded individuals and organizations that seeks to support Essential Skills building for all by incorporating the core values of:
Collaboration: Working with Each Other
Sharing: We Use, Participate in, Enjoy, and Receive Equally
Honest Conversation: Through Honour in Principled Intentions and Actions
Willingness to Support Each Other: By Cheerful Consent and Actions
Participation: The Sharing Circle, as in it Benefits Us All
Communication to the Wider Circle: Keeping Connected
Openness: Through Working Together