Profiting from Literacy: Creating a Sustainable Workplace Literacy Program

The Conference Board of Canada, 36 pages, December 21, 2005
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This report provides information to help employers of all sizes create, improve and evaluate workplace literacy programs. It is also aimed at government policy-makers, unions, communities and other learning partners.

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  • Literacy skills are vital to high performance and productivity in modern workplaces, yet many workers lack the skills they need. About 42 per cent of all Canadians aged 16 to 65 score at the lowest literacy levels.
  • This report provides information to help employers create, improve and evaluate workplace literacy programs. It is designed to help Canadian employers in small, medium-sized and large organizations, as well as government policy-makers, unions, communities and other learning partners.
  • The report summarizes the findings of an 18-month research project, Securing Literacy’s Potential: How Workplace Learning Programs Can Improve Literacy and Basic Skills for Marginally Skilled Employees.
  • A practical resource, this report identifies effective models and best practices. Employers who wish to build or refine a workplace literacy program can consider the key success factors presented and take appropriate action to address each factor.

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