Essential Skills at Work in the North
The Northwest Territories Literacy Council has developed an interactive learning tool titled Essential Skills at Work in the North. The tool is designed to help northerners learn what it takes to succeed in various jobs.
By clicking various posters on a unique, online display board, visitors can learn information about each job that is outlined, the training and background required for each, and the skills needed to do the work successfully. The job profiles also include information about how essential skills are used in each position. The facilitator manuals have extended learning activities based on each profile.
Fifteen professions common in NWT communities are featured in in the online tool and the print resources. People currently in the roles discussed the journey they took to the job, and the essential skills they use each day. There are three print based manuals, and an online interactive tool, all with teaching and learning activities.
Occupations covered include Early Childhood Educator, Underground Miner, Heavy Equipment Operator, Administrative Assistant/ Family Literacy Trainee, Starting Your Own Business, Trapper, Nursing, Community Health Representative, Aboriginal Language Teacher, Renewable Resources Officer, Environmental Monitor, Recreation Worker, Home Support Worker, Public Works seasonal staff
Helen Balanoff, NWT Literacy Council
PO Box 761, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N6