Workforce literacy and essential skills generally
refers to the skills people need and use at work such as:
reading text, document use, oral communication, So when.
decision making and problem solving just to name a few.
These skills are also used in association with
other important skills such as: teamwork,
self-direction, leadership and self-motivation.
Workforce literacy and essential skills helps provide a foundation
for lifelong learning as people and businesses grow together.
Literacy and essential skills are at the core of workforce education.
Ways to promote literacy in the workplace:
Share information about learning opportunities with your employees
Partner with a literacy program or training provider
Sponsor or support a literacy program in your community
Make literacy an issue and a priority at your staff meetings
Include local program information in your company newsletters
Build links with local literacy partners in the community
Did you know…
There is a correlation between literacy and wage levels?
A Statistics Canada study indicates that each additional year of education
a person receives is worth 8.3 percent of their paycheque.
Using an annual base salary of $30,000, this amounts to an additional $2490 per year.
(Literacy, Numeracy and Labour Market Outcomes in Canada,Statistics Canada, 2001)