In a recent national Literacy Practitioner Survey, conducted by ABC Life Literacy Canada, the learning community identified workplace skills as a top priority for Canadian learners. UP Skills for Work focuses on the employability skills that learners require most to find and succeed in their employment. The program is designed for flexible delivery in community learning centres, workplaces and homes to ensure that UP Skills for Work is accessible to everyone.
Who can run a workshop?
How does the program work?
UP Skills for Work is all about what works for your learners. That means you pick when the workshops happen. Fill out a Learning Workshop Agreement for the program you want to run, and send it to us. Then we ship you the workshop materials!
Workshops are delivered by your staff. Each workshop takes approximately 60 to 90 minutes to deliver. Do you need a lot of soft skills know-how to deliver a workshop? No. UP Skills for Work is completely introductory, and if your learners ask you a question you don’t know the answer to—even better. It shows that workshop facilitators have learning to do, too! It’s an opportunity to find the answer together.
We know that delivering new programming can be challenging: it takes time to prepare, and sometimes means coordinating coffee, snacks, and transportation for clients. That’s why ABC provides a $50 honorarium for each workshop you run for your clients. Submit your completed learner evaluation forms within 2 weeks of running the workshops, and ABC will send your organization a cheque!
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Workbooks: You will receive one workbook for each facilitator and learner in your workshop. The workbooks guide each workshop, bringing your participants through activities, discussion, and learning.
Evaluation Forms: You will receive a pre- and post-workshop evaluation form for each learner in your workshop. They’re what we use to adapt our material so it stays relevant and interesting to learners. Once the workshops are done, please send us the evaluations. They’re also what prompt us to send you an honorarium for the workshop(s) you’ve run.
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