Training and Skills Development
Every year top employers invest in training and development. Upgrading the essential skills and knowledge of workers produces gains in competitive recruitment, careers and productivity. The following government resources assist employers with essential skills training programs:
- Career Pathfinder is a visual tool that cross-references educational programs with the jobs that graduates are working in, so employers can use it to find out what skills workers need in a particular job.
- SkillsPlus is a program of B.C.’s Advanced Education ministry that helps out businesses struggling to offer training in essential skills.
- Community and Employer Partnerships run through the Ministry of Social Development are another means of training people in the workplace environment.
Essential Skills Defined
Reading, writing and computer skills are just a few of the essential skills required in today's workplace. Your search for affordable training will have the best chance for success if you are familiar with your industry’s essential skills. This is true for both businesses and individual workers.
Go to WorkBC's essential skills page for related training resources.
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada put together the Literacy and Essential Skills website, which provides more information about essential skills.