Office of Literacy and Essential Skills webinar: Innovative Approaches to Improve the LES of Canada’s Immigrants

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Date: 
21 November, 2013

Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) invites you to plug in from your computer and join us for a free webinar that will explore innovative approaches that integrate essential skills into settlement services.

Register now: email NC-OLES_WEBINARS-WEBINAIRES_DU_BACE-GD@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca to sign up for the session.

Highlights of the webinar will include:

  1. A brief introduction to essential skills and associated challenges and opportunities for immigrants;
  2. An overview of how Immigrant Settlement and Integration Services (ISIS) has systematically integrated essential skills to help ensure that immigrants are better prepared for the Canadian workplace by increasing their employability skills;
  3. The Calgary Catholic Immigration Society’s (CCIS) story about the Engineering and Technology Upgrading Program which provided newcomers in the Engineering field with the necessary skills upgrading and training to work toward their designation and secure sustainable and relevant employment; and
  4. An examination of Bow Valley College’s Success in the Workplace project as well as its participation in the Association of Canadian Community Colleges’ (ACCC) National LES Framework project.

Date for the webinar: Thursday, November 21, 2013

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST

Cost: Free

Presenters:

  • Carol Derby from Immigrant Settlement and Integration Services
  • Karen O’Leary from the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society
  • Laurel Madro from Bow Valley College
  • Shareef Korah from OLES

The presentation will take approximately 45 minutes, followed by a Question & Answer period of equal length.

Register now: email NC-OLES_WEBINARS-WEBINAIRES_DU_BACE-GD@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca to sign up for the session.

Location: 
Employment and Social Development Canada
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Canada