Starting Somewhere, Sharing Everywhere.

Essential Skill 1:  Reading Text  


Reading sentences or paragraphs. For example: notes, letters, emails, magazines, manuals, regulations, books, reports, product labels, legal agreements. Includes words on paper and words on a screen.


Essential Skill 2:  Document Use
                           
 


Understanding visual images such as graphs, lists, tables, drawings, symbols, signs, maps, labels, forms, x-rays. The visual display or arrangement gives meaning to the content.


Essential Skill 3:  Numeracy  


Using numbers and being able to think in terms of “amounts”. For example: Money math, Scheduling or budgeting/accounting, Measurement/calculation, Data analysis, and Estimation may require solving problems by using numbers.


Essential Skill 4:  Writing   


Writing words to share ideas. For example: Writing notes, emails, letters, reports, orders, logbook entries, text messages. Includes “pen and paper” writing and keyboarding.


Essential Skill 5:  Oral Communication
                           
 


Speaking and listening to share thoughts or information. For example: greeting, telling stories, giving advice, sharing ideas, facilitating, coordinating tasks, explaining, discussing. Can be face-to-face, or using technology.


Essential Skill 6:  Working With Others
                             
  


Interacting with family, friends, community members, students and co-workers to accomplish tasks together.

Essential Skill 7:  Thinking Skills
                           
 


Using your brain to: Solve problems, Make decisions, Think critically, Plan and organize tasks, Remember and Find information


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Essential Skill 8:  Digital Technology
                           
  


Using technology. For example: computers, cell phones, GPs, digital cameras, iPods, and MP3s, gaming devices, computerized cash registers, Blackberries, iPhones. Includes using the Internet and email.


Essential Skill 9:  Continuous Learning
                           
 


Gaining skills and knowledge throughout life. Includes: Learning how to learn, Understanding your learning style, Knowing how to find resources and learning opportunities.


Aboriginal Essential Skills Guiding Team Members

Revised May 2014

OrganizationNameAddressEmailTelephone/Fax
Aboriginal Labour Force Alliance
(ALFA)
Norma ClaggettBox 31028, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 5P7alfa@northwestel.netT: 867-456-4348
F: 867-458-4956
Aboriginal Community Career Employment Services Society
(ACCESS)
Cori Thunderchild201 – 681 Columbia St
New Westminster, BC
V3M 0A8
cthunderchild
@accessfutures.com
T: 604-521-5929
F: 604-521-5931
Cariboo-Chilcotin Aboriginal Training Employment Centre
(CCATEC)
Janine Alphonse205-197 N. 2 nd Ave. Williams Lake, BC
V2G 1Z5
j.alphonse@ccatec.comT: 250-392-2510
F: 250-392-2570
Coast Salish Employment and Training Society (CSETS)Bruce Underwood201-5462 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, BC
V9L 6W4
bruce.underwood@csets.comT: 250-746-0183
Toll Free: 1-888-811-3919
F: 250-746-0189
Independent ES AdvisorBrandon Stilesbrandon_stiles@hotmail.comT: 604-787-5249
Senior Development Officer
Citizens Services and Program Delivery Branch
Tammy Boucher754 Fort Street
Victoria, BC
V8W 1H2
tammy.boucher@servicecanada.gc.caT: 250-419-0240
F: 250-363-0243
Independent ES Advisor
Francesca de Bastiani64 Ocean Drive
Kitkatla, BC, V0V 1C0
essentialskills@gitxaalanation.comT: 604- 684-4028
Gitxaala NationKirsten Barker64 Ocean Drive
Kitkatla, BC, V0V 1C0
kbarker@gitxaalanation.comT: 250-848-2221
Okanagan Training and Development Council(OTDC)Rhonda Terbasket101 – 1865 Dilworth Drive, Suite 339
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9T1
terbasket@otdc.org T: 250-499-5529 x 125
C:250-809-0255
Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Employment and Training Association (PGNAETA)William Phang198 Kingston St. Prince George, BC
V2L 1C3
williamp@pgnaeta.bc.caT: 250-561-1199
F: 250-561-1149
AESGT Project CoordinatorColleen YamamotoSummerland, BCessentialskills.guidingteam@gmail.bc.ca
T: 250-681-1855
Lower Nicola Indian Band (LNIB)Robin Peterson181 Nawishaskin Ln. Merritt, BC V1K 0A7robin.peterson@lnib.netC: 250-378-7928
T: 250-378-4089 x 2112
F: 250-378-9137
Independent ES AdvisorCoréen BernierVernon, BCcoreen.jenner@gmail.com
North - West Coast Vancouver Island
North Vancouver Island Aboriginal Training Society
(NVIATS)
Danielle Lecours1211 Cypress Street
Campbell River BC
V9W 2Z3
dlecours@nviats.comT: 250-286-3455 ext 33
F: 250-286-3487
TG, Essential Skills, Douglas College / Independent ES AdvisorJan Green4413 Southgate Road
Port Alberni, BC
V9Y 5L1
jgreen21@douglascollege.ca T: 250-731-4431
Ktunaxa Nation Council Education & Employment Sector (KNC)Suzanne Pederson7825 Mission Road
Cranbrook, BC
V1C 7E5
spederson@ktunaxa.orgT: 250-489-2464
F: 250-489-2438