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.


Our Team

The Essential Skills Guiding Team came together in 2006 at a time where there was no funding attached to the delivery of Essential Skills programming. In a sense, this was a good thing as the team came together simply because they have a passion for literacy and learning.

Who We Are: We are a group of individuals who work within the Aboriginal Skills, Employment and Training Strategy in partnership with Service Canada and are passionate about literacy and learning.

Click on the logo below to be directed to the website of team member organizations. To see where these organizations are located on a map, have a look at our contacts page.

cyfn
Council of Yukon First Nations

FNES
First Nations Employment Society

NENAS
North East Native Advancing Society

ATEC
Aboriginal Training & Employment Centre

csets
Coast Salish Employment & Training Society

PGNAETA
Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Employment & Training Association

CCATEC
Cariboo-Chilcotin Aboriginal Training Employment Centre Society

ISETS-Logo
Interior Salish Employment & Training Society

SNTC
Shuswap Nation Tribal Council

ALFA
Aboriginal Labour Force Alliance

ACCESS
Aboriginal Community Career Employment Services Society

OTDC
Okanagon Training & Development Council

NVIATS Logo
North Vancouver Island Aboriginal Training Society

SASET
Sto:Lo Aboriginal Skills & Employment Training

Ktunaxa

 

Ktunaxa Nation Council