Essential Skills: Tell us what you know in our Twitter chat!
This week, the provincial government in PEI is funding an essential skills training program for those working in the shellfish industry.
The four week program focused on quality management & food safety. So what are essential skills exactly?
What are essential skills?
We need them for work, learning and life. They are the foundation for learning all other skills and allow people to adapt to changes in their workplace.
Essential skills are created for the workplace and used in the workplace – so Canada identified nine of them.
Why is this important for P&L professionals?
Social Research and Demonstration Corp. (SRDC) found that adequately skilled people saw performance gains after essential skills training. Bottom line benefits and employee retention are a few reasons why essential skills training is essential.
We’re revamping our Competencies© to include literacy & essential skills, with input from ABC Life Literacy. For more information, watch the panel discussion!
What do you have to say about essential skills?
Join us next Tuesday, March 29 at 1 p.m. ET as we discuss its importance to our profession with ABC and Upskill.ca on Twitter! Follow the conversation @InstitutePL with the hashtag #talkabtlrng and #i4pl16. Stay tuned for our questions, which will be posted soon!
For extra reading material, check out this Canadian Business article.
If you missed the chat, not to worry! Read the full transcript below and be sure to join our next one on April 26, 1PM ET.