The Linkage Model is a ‘made in Africa’ training approach that integrates technical skills, business skills and workplace essential skills. The model approaches entrepreneurship training as an ongoing exercise in critical thinking, problem solving and decision making. This training delivery model can be used with a wide range of technical and vocational subject areas – training for employment or for self-employment. http://www.bowvalleycollege.ca/international/pdfs/What%20is%20th e%20Linkage%20Model.pdf
This system provides a comprehensive understanding of the critical competencies that lead to successful performance as a workplace practitioner specializing in essential skills solutions. The system defines five foundation KSA (knowledge, skills, attributes) competency areas, seven areas of workplace practice and five essential skills integration levels.
A program the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation developed with Bow Valley College to help Inuvialuit beneficiaries move into the workplace. The program provides essential skills and job exposure through work placements. It is individually focused and flexible – can be delivered in the classroom, workplace and in small communities. The program has seven phases: orientation, assessment, individual career action plan, essential skills upgrading, streaming, work practicum and completion. It uses HRSDC skills profiles, TOWES assessment and supporting curriculum. Contact: email@example.com
This program helps entry-level workers develop transferable skills. It is based on Transferable Skills Standards originally created for the tourism sector. After a successful pilot in fall 2005 it is available to all northern communities.
The program constantly refers to the importance of positive attitudes to find and keep work. The student workbook begins with positive attitude based on the idea that it is the foundation to develop all other skills and attitudes needed for work. A positive attitude is a state of mind; it helps individuals expect positive outcomes when they approach activities and other people. Positive attitudes motivate people to work hard within their family, school, job and community; gives people a sense of purpose and confidence. People with positive attitudes take responsibility and put effort into their work, relationships and other activities to encourage good outcomes for themselves and for others.
ERIC is an interactive workshop that presents participants the opportunity to practice efficient workplace reading using proven and effective strategies. Effective reading courses offer the worker a means to manage their workplace reading.
SAM focuses on the math most commonly used in the workplace. It uses customized workplace examples and exercises to ensure workers are interested and involved. ERIC and SAM have been adapted to meet the needs of a variety of clients.