Presentation on theme: "Promoting Provincial Partnerships: Motivation, Process and Outcomes"— Presentation transcript:
1 Promoting Provincial Partnerships: Motivation, Process and Outcomes Ontario Native Literacy Coalition
2 Promoting Provincial Partnerships: Motivation, Process and Outcomes HRSDC fundedOntario Advisory Committee – partner organization membershipProvincial Working Group – one member per partner organization
3 Provincial Working Group Irene Blayney – CESBASandra Hennessey – CSCNida Home Doherty – ONLCMary-Ann Stark – CLO
4 Project Overviewdocument how effective cross-sectoral partnerships are identified and developedoutline challenges and benefitsdiscover best practicesEssential Skills training as vehicle
5 Partnership Terms of Reference Mission, Vision and Values Baseline Surveys – partnership, Essential Skills Surveys – to be re-administered at final meeting Final report – process, challenges, benefits, best practices, next stepsProduct – WorkbookSelf-directed and face-to-face ES familiarization based on surveyChapter identification and assignmentWorkbook template developmentEditor and desktop publisher identifiedDrafts, edits – some in final form (case studies and tools development underway)Publication date – June 2008
7 Challenges Perceived at project start up: organizational culture preventing full participationinitial investment of time, resources and staffdifferences in operational requirementspotential “scrutiny” by partnersfear of unknownrequirement to work in new waysincreased communication requirementsincreased need for flexibility and compromisecompetition between stakeholderslack of trustpotential for shared PD funding base
8 Benefits Perceived at project start up: increased opportunity for/wider collaborationimproved transition of learnersestablishment of new network or forumincreased opportunity for staff training and PDdecreased cost for staff training and PDenhanced practitioner confidenceincreased funding opportunitiesbetter support at the local levelimproved ES training for learnerslevelling of the playing fieldfrontline connections
9 Chapters 7 & 8 may be collapsed The WorkbookChapter Title1 Introduction2 Essential Skills Background and History3 Introduction to Essential Skills4 Essential Skills Profiles5 Using ES and Profiles With Your Learners6 Other ES Resources7 Additional ES Stories and Case Studies8 SummaryAppendicesChapters 7 & 8 may be collapsed
10 Introduction to Essential Skills Essential Skills are:‘enabling’ skills that help people perform tasks required by their jobsskills that provide workers with a foundation for learning other skillsskills that enhance the ability to adapt to changeskills people use to carry out a wide variety of everyday life and occupational tasksskills needed for work, learning and lifeare not technical skillsEssential Skills are the Velcro to which other training sticks.
11 Introduction to Essential Skills… There are 9 Essential Skills:Reading TextDocument UseWritingNumeracyOral CommunicationThinking SkillsWorking with OthersComputer UseContinuous Learning
12 Essential Skills Profiles Government has profiled the Essential Skills requirements for all C and D NOC job classificationsEach profile provides detailed information about how Essential Skills are used by workers in that job classificationSkill descriptions include the measure or complexity at which the skill is usedBy 2009 all job classifications will have been profiledProfiles are an important Essential Skills toolProfiles can be found at
20 Cycle – Complexity Level 2 Direct match and locate, locate, locateotherwise known as CYCLEIncreased time is required to complete the task“Two or more locates”
21 Find all the diamonds ♦ and place the cards in order from Ace (low) to King (high)
22 Integrate – Complexity Level 3/4 Multiple locates of ♦’s (cycle) and thensequencing in order between Ace and King.Increased time required and informationneeds to be integrated to complete the task.INTEGRATE
23 Identify the highest scoring hand for each of the 3 most popular card games in North America
24 Generate – Complexity Level 4/5 Locate, cycle, integrate and generate requirean increasing amount of “brain power”.“Prior knowledge” is required to complete thetask.
26 Recognizing Essential Skills Review of Essential Skills and definitions:Reading TextDocument UseWritingNumeracyOral CommunicationThinking SkillsWorking with OthersComputer UseContinuous Learning
27 Recognizing Essential Skills Volunteer?Share one of your tasks that involves theapplication of 3 or more of the Essential Skills.
28 Re-cap – The ProjectPartnership project involving CSC, CESBA, CLO and ONLCProject report will include challenges, benefits and best practicesEssential Skills as the vehicle to develop a partnership – workbook available June 2008
29 Re-cap – Essential Skills The 9 Essential Skills are the foundation forlearning other skills. They enhance one’sability to adapt to change and are neededfor work, learning and life.They are the Velcro to which other trainingsticks.
30 Re-cap – Essential Skills Essential Skills Profiles, describing howeach of the Essential Skills are used and atwhat complexity level, are available freemany Canadian occupations. Alloccupations will be profiled by 2009.Profiles are available at:
31 Re-cap – Essential Skills Essential Skills are applied at variouscomplexity levels. A simplified way ofthinking about complexity levels:Level 1 – LocateLevel 2 – CycleLevel 3/4 – IntegrateLevel 4/5 – Generate