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How Essential Skills Training Prepared Cree Participants for the GDT

The Cree Human Resources Development (CHRD) agency collaborated with SkillPlan to prepare Aboriginal adults to write Quebec’s General Development Test (GDT). CHRD is working hard to promote training for Cree to get good jobs in industries on their land, such

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How to Develop Engaging Materials for a Workplace Training Course

Your learners are employed or under-employed, they need skills upgrading for their jobs, and their time with you is limited. As a workplace educator, you want to develop workplace materials for your course that will catch and maintain the interest

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How to Prepare to Teach an ES Program

The Instructor’s Perspective Setting up an Essential Skills program for success involves many challenges. One challenge, from the instructor’s perspective, is designing a program for a multi-level class before having any information about the program participants. These participants are recruited

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How to Prepare to Organize an ES Program

The Student’s Perspective When a group of people from different remote communities are enrolled in training away from home, motivation becomes a major factor in keeping them in the program. It is difficult to be away from home and family

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How to Set up an Essential Skills Program for Success

Working with an education partner located on the other side of Canada, to improve the skills of students in remote communities, has its challenges. A few of those challenges include: How to deliver a program for a class that has

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