Essential Skills Programs

 

Prerequisite: Level 2 for 12 week program or Level 3 for 20 week program
Schedule: A.M./P.M. Depending on Capacity
Intake: Continuous
Homework: 3+ Hours 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:

  • Reading text
  • Document use
  • Writing
  • Numeracy
  • Oral communication
  • Thinking skills
  • Working with others
  • Computer use
  • Continuous learning

 

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

 

Courses Offered:

General Office
12 Weeks
Prerequisite: Grade 8-10 Reading Level
Complexity Levels: 1-4

This program helps 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
12 Weeks

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
12 Weeks

Prerequisite: 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
12 Weeks
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.