|Alberta Workforce Essential Skills (AWES)||Impact Study: Essential Skills and Food Sanitation and Hygiene Training|
One of the chief goals of this research study was to investigate and identify potential essential skills' needs that may impact workers' ability to obtain food safety certification. To collect that data, the research team asked questions to determine:
To examine the impact of limited essential skills on food safety training, it was important to have a clear picture of what essential skills are necessary. Through conversations with interviewees and observations of a training session along with a review of training materials, the team identified some of the essential skills required for learners to be successful in food safety training and practices. The essential skills are shown under the headings used in the HRSDC (Human Resources Skills Development Canada) Essential Skills Profiles.