Employment is a key aspect of settlement and integration for newcomers to Canada; however, a lack of language skills often serves as a barrier to gaining meaningful employment in a relevant field. Access to employment has become even more pronounced given the recent influx of refugees with low levels of English proficiency in British Columbia. With the changing demographic in language training classrooms, it is an opportune time to discuss best practices in employment and language training for low level English speakers to better support this emerging client base.
The purpose of this 2016 webinar was to showcase innovative models of employment language training in BC, and answer three questions related to low level English speakers, specifically for the BC context:
• What are the primary concerns and issues that need to be addressed in employment language training for low level English speakers?
• What are the key drivers for success in current program delivery models in BC?
• What are the best practices in employment training for low level English speakers?
This webinar is intended for instructors and staff from settlement and language organizations wanting to explore different models of employment language programming in the province of BC. The webinar includes information about how to structure and implement low level employment language training courses effectively, as well as practical tips and suggestions from experienced instructors.
Webinar Resources :
- PowerPoint Presentations (Click to Download)
Essential Skills Resources:
- Essential Skills Profiles
- Tools, Assessments and Training Support
- Measure Up: Essential Skills Testing, Practice, and Learner Resources
- TOWES: Test of Workplace Essential Skills
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