"Essential Skills Job Profiling"
Essential Skills Profiling Workshop Essential Skills Profiling Workshop When? Monday, Nov 16 to Thursday Nov 19, 2009 Time: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm Short assignments may be required in addition to classroom sessions. Where? Douglas College, David Lam Campus Health Sciences Building Room C1012 - 1240 Pinetree Way Coquitlam, BC V3B 7X3 Cost: $960.00 Anticipated Outcomes: Understand the background and purpose of the HRSDC Essential Skills Profiles Project Identify Essential Skills as defined by HRSDC Learn about the profiling methodology Rate example tasks using complexity scales Write examples and summary paragraphs Practice open ended interviewing skills Recognize Essential Skills applications in education and workplace settings Participants who attend all sessions and complete assignments will receive a certificate of completion. Who Should Attend? We welcome participants who are interested applying Essential Skills research in curriculum, assessment and employment preparation programs About The Course: This workshop is designed for those practitioners who require working knowledge of Essential Skills for project management, curriculum design or instruction that addresses workplace needs. To Register: Call: 604 527-5472 (Continuing Education Registration) Course Reference #31467 ESKL 2000 001 For More Information: Please contact Janice Rempel at 604 777-6152 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org Facilitator Lynda Fownes is a leader in the field of Essential Skills. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will add richness to this training session. Lynda Fownes has been involved with the Essential Skills Research Project from its inception. Advised on the initial pilot phase in 1997 Prior to 1995, conducted Literacy Task Analysis research Managed a team of researchers responsible for data collection in BC and Alberta (approximately 600 interviews) Evaluated data analysis and methodology Wrote support material (sections of the Reader’s Guide) Ongoing Profiler training for workplace research in essential skills (Canada, Zimbabwe, Chile and Namibia) Participated in A & B pilots of Essential Skills research, Red Seal Mentorship program and development of profiles with stakeholder groups (Disabilities Manager, Cardiology Technologist) Invited to participate in various HRSDC – Essential Skills advisory meetings Senior test item writer for TOWES (Test of Workplace Essential Skills). This assessment tool measures reading text, using documents and solving problems with numbers based on Essential Skills methodology. Contributed test items to the ALLS (Adult Life Skills Survey) Lynda Fownes is the Executive Director of BC Construction Industry Skills Improvement Council, SkillPlan. Lynda joined the organization in 1992 as Research Director and has designed and managed a wide range of projects involving employers, unions, government and educators. Her lifelong association with the construction industry and experience as a teacher and consultant to the Ministry of Education, Curriculum Development Branch proves to be an eclectic mix that combines knowledge of education systems with sensitivity to industry issues. Relating Essential Skills to the workplace is the basis for a number of SkillPlan initiatives. These include publications such as the At Work series: Reading at Work, Document Use at Work, Writing at Work and Numeracy at Work. Lynda Fownes has a Bachelor and Master of Education from the University of British Columbia, Canada. She enjoys travelling and hiking, combining the two passions whenever possible.