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Monday, January 13, 2014

Elevate: Testing New Delivery Models to Better Meet the Needs of Adults

Why test this new approach?
- As more and more industries become more technologically advanced, all employees, particularly those with low levels of educational attainment, need to be adequately trained to incorporate these new technologies into their every day work
- In order to meet these types of requirements, necessary skill sets for these types of positions need to be better defined – and a more effective way of delivering the necessary training needs to be determined
- This approach will start to bridge the gap between literacy and essential skills providers, industry, service providers and employers to co-design and deliver the proper training these adults
- The goal of Elevate is to provide a roadmap for policymakers, industry and service providers with the promise of real and lasting returns over time


This initiative – as outlined in the new brief, Elevate: Testing New Delivery Models to Better Meet the Needs of Adults - points towards the kind of solutions that could provide a better alignment between the needs of those sectors who have work to offer, so that Canadian industry can grow while providing vulnerable individuals with the opportunity to increase their labour force attachment.

The initiative will attempt to replicate promising approaches used elsewhere, including the United States and the U.K., which – to much success – fully integrate basic skills with hands-on vocational skills. Pilot testing will occur at 10 food processing sites across Ontario with the hope that this type of approach can be replicated and adapted to other industries as well.

To read Elevate: Testing New Delivery Models to Better Meet the Needs of Adults, please click here