Starting Somewhere, Sharing Everywhere.

Essential Skill 1:  Reading Text  

Reading sentences or paragraphs. For example: notes, letters, emails, magazines, manuals, regulations, books, reports, product labels, legal agreements. Includes words on paper and words on a screen.

Essential Skill 2:  Document Use

Understanding visual images such as graphs, lists, tables, drawings, symbols, signs, maps, labels, forms, x-rays. The visual display or arrangement gives meaning to the content.

Essential Skill 3:  Numeracy  

Using numbers and being able to think in terms of “amounts”. For example: Money math, Scheduling or budgeting/accounting, Measurement/calculation, Data analysis, and Estimation may require solving problems by using numbers.

Essential Skill 4:  Writing   

Writing words to share ideas. For example: Writing notes, emails, letters, reports, orders, logbook entries, text messages. Includes “pen and paper” writing and keyboarding.

Essential Skill 5:  Oral Communication

Speaking and listening to share thoughts or information. For example: greeting, telling stories, giving advice, sharing ideas, facilitating, coordinating tasks, explaining, discussing. Can be face-to-face, or using technology.

Essential Skill 6:  Working With Others

Interacting with family, friends, community members, students and co-workers to accomplish tasks together.

Essential Skill 7:  Thinking Skills

Using your brain to: Solve problems, Make decisions, Think critically, Plan and organize tasks, Remember and Find information


Essential Skill 8:  Digital Technology

Using technology. For example: computers, cell phones, GPs, digital cameras, iPods, and MP3s, gaming devices, computerized cash registers, Blackberries, iPhones. Includes using the Internet and email.

Essential Skill 9:  Continuous Learning

Gaining skills and knowledge throughout life. Includes: Learning how to learn, Understanding your learning style, Knowing how to find resources and learning opportunities.


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AESGT In Person Meeting

Decoda Literacy Conferece 2019

Meeting will be held during lunch Thursday November 21, 2019

Room to be announced and will be provided by Decoda

Lunch can be picked up from main salon and brought to meeting room

Questions? Please check in with Colleen

Continuous Learning Centre – Kitkatla

Visit the Gitxaala Nation Facebook page for a wonderful example of an Essential Skills learning centre!

They have offered a diverse range of training programs including Small Certificate Safety, Basic Security , Bridge Watch, Heavy Duty Mechanics, Forestry Worker, and… Continue reading

New FIMESIP Website!

The Canadian Career Development Foundation has launched the newly updated First Nations, Inuit and Metis Essential Skills Inventory Project!. The goal of their website is to update the database of skills inventory and add to it.

FIMESIP aims to build… Continue reading

Life Literacy!

Life literacy signals the importance of lifelong and life-wide literacy and learning. It’s the literacy skills you need to live your life and the new skills you need to acquire throughout your life. Workplace, family and community are important areas… Continue reading

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