Essential Skills Programs

 

Prerequisite(s):
Level 2 for 12 week program or
Level 3 for 20 week program

Schedule
: A.M./P.M. Depending on Capacity

Intake
: Continuous

Homework
: 1+ Hour(s) Per Day (depending on number of class hours)

Timeline
: Based on Assessment



Course Content:


What are Essential Skills?

Essential Skills:

  • are the fundamental skills needed for work, learning, and life
  • provide the foundation for learning all other skills
  • enhance people’s ability to adapt to workplace change
  • enable people to evolve with their jobs and succeed in the labour market

 

The Government of Canada and other national and international agencies have identified and validated nine Essential Skills:



Upon completion of their program, clients will be prepared for:
  • entry level or on-the-job training opportunities
  • formal vocational training programs
  • formal post-secondary programs

 


12-WEEK ESSENTIAL SKILLS PROGRAMS


General Office

Prerequisite: Grade 8-10 Reading Level  |   Complexity Levels: 1-4

This program he
lps adult learners to develop the fundamental skills needed to succeed in an office environment. Skill areas include:reading, writing, document use, numeracy, oral communication, thinking skills, working with others, and computer use. 

 

Entry and Higher Level Jobs
NOC Specific
Prerequisite: Grade 6-10 Reading Level  |  Complexity Levels: 1-5

This program helps adult learners to develop the fundamental skills needed for work, learning, and life. This NOC-specific Essential Skills program is designed to enhance the learner’s ability to succeed and adapt in the workplace. Skill areas include: reading, writing, document use, numeracy, oral communication, thinking skills, working with others, and computer use.
 


Literacy and ESL

NOC Specific
Prereq
uisite: Native Speaker or CLB Speaking/Listening Level 4  |  Complexity Levels: 1-2


This program helps low literacy and ESL learners to develop the fundamental skills needed for entry-level work, learning, and life. This NOC-specific program is designed to enhance the ability of low literacy and ESL learners to succeed and adapt in the workplace. Skill areas include: reading, writing, document use, numeracy, oral communication, thinking skills, working with others, and computer use.



Customer Service

Prerequisite: Grade 6-10 Reading Level  |  Complexity Levels: 1-4

This program helps adult learners to develop the fundamental skills needed to succeed in a service-based work environment. Skill areas include: reading, writing, document use, numeracy, oral communication, thinking skills, working with others, and computer use.



Please Note: The recommended hours of instruction can be time-lined at the discretion of the funding agency; options include 15, 20, or 30 hours per week. Clients benefit from the tailored programs and low student-teacher ratio that Pathways offers. Our standard student-teacher ratio is 3:1. Unless otherwise stated, quotes are based on an average rate of progression and include the cost of tuition, books, materials, fees, taxes, etc.