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Do you have difficulty keeping workers? Having a hard time finding employees with the right basic skills? From reading, writing, math, and digital skills to communication and problem-solving skills, employers have consistently highlighted those as essential basic skills for all employees.

What is workplace training?

Ontario is currently facing a tight job market, with more job openings than available workers. As a result, employers are hiring people with skills that don't meet the needs of their organization and seek help from adult literacy agencies to address skill gaps. 
 
In addition, the skills required to succeed in the workplace have also changed and are continuing to evolve. Continuous learning is becoming an expectation.
 
Did you know that help is available in your community to help define exactly what the gaps are in those basic skills within your organization?

As an adult literacy agency, we form partnerships with employers who recognize the need for skill upgrading among their employees. To accomplish this, we assist employers in identifying training needs and developing solutions to support existing and incoming employees, either individually or in groups.

How do we determine your needs?

To determine your skill upgrading needs, we will complete an Organizational Needs Assessment (ONA) by asking you specific questions about your business and proposing customized training solutions. 

Once we have a clear understanding of your needs, we will find a program to fulfill them.

 

Unlike typical corporate training programs, we hand-pick our training based on your organization’s specific needs. 

Here are some examples of programs we can customize to meet your workplace needs: 

  • Digital skills 

  • Communication skills 

  • Customer service skills

  • Math skills 

  • Soft skills (problem-solving, conflict resolution, time management, etc.)

What are the benefits of workplace training for employers?

Do you have difficulty keeping workers? Having a hard time finding employees with the right basic skills? From reading, writing, math, and digital skills to communication and problem-solving skills, employers have consistently highlighted those as essential basic skills for all employees.

What is workplace training?

 

Ontario is currently facing a tight job market, with more job openings than available workers. As a result, employers are hiring people with skills that don't meet the needs of their organization and seek help from adult literacy agencies to address skill gaps. 

 

In addition, the skills required to succeed in the workplace have also changed and are continuing to evolve. Continuous learning is becoming an expectation.

 

Did you know that help is available in your community to help define exactly what the gaps are in those basic skills within your organization?

 

As an adult literacy agency, we form partnerships with employers who recognize the need for skill upgrading among their employees. To accomplish this, we assist employers in identifying training needs and developing solutions to support existing and incoming employees, either individually or in groups.

 

How do we determine your needs? 

 

To determine your skill upgrading needs, we will complete an Organizational Needs Assessment (ONA) by asking you specific questions about your business and proposing customized training solutions. 

 

Once we have a clear understanding of your needs, we will find a program to fulfill them. Unlike typical corporate training programs, we hand-pick our training based on your organization’s specific needs. 

 

Here are some examples of programs we can customize to meet your workplace needs: 

 

  • Digital skills 

  • Communication skills 

  • Customer service skills

  • Math skills 

  • Soft skills (problem-solving, conflict resolution, time management, etc.) 


 

What are the benefits of workplace training for employers? 

 

Improved productivity: by providing training, employers can help employees become more efficient and effective, resulting in increased productivity. 

Enhanced skills and knowledge: training keeps employees updated with new technologies, industry best practices, and regulatory changes which is essential in rapidly evolving industries.

Increased safety: training reduces mistakes and enhances overall workplace safety.

Higher retention rates: employees who feel they are learning and growing are more likely to stay with an organization, reducing employee turnover costs.

Greater employee satisfaction: training makes employees feel valued and fulfilled, leading to higher satisfaction and engagement levels. It also improves communication among all groups in the workplace. 

Better company reputation: companies that invest in employee training are seen as attractive places to work, improving their reputation and making it easier to attract top talent.

(Laubach Literacy Ontario, 2023)


 

Skills for success

 

Skills for Success are skills that help you succeed in a world that is constantly changing. These skills are beneficial to everyone. They help people obtain a job, advance at their current job and change jobs. Skills for Success provides Canadians with everyday skills needed for work, learning and life. Improving them will help individuals succeed in today’s and tomorrow’s workplace.

 

The skills for success are: 

  • Reading

  • Writing 

  • Numeracy 

  • Digital skills 

  • Communication 

  • Collaboration 

  • Problem-solving

  • Adaptability 

  • Creativity and innovation 

 

To learn more about skills for success, visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/jobs/training/initiatives/skills-success/understanding-individuals.html


 

Examples of successful customized training programs 

 

  • Customer service 

  • Financial Literacy 

  • Reading and writing 

  • Using email effectively in the workplace

  • G1 driver education training


 

Is there a cost for my business? 

 There is no cost!
 

If you are facing these issues, we would love to have a conversation with you about how we can provide support. Contact us by telephone at 705-647-4040 or by email at sbhughes@eastlink.ca 

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