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PROJECT:
Researching a Consumer's View of
Work Skills Analysis Tools

Client
  • BC Forestry Continuing Studies Network (Kamloops, BC)
  • National Literacy Secretariat, HRDC (Ottawa, Canada)
Deliverable
  • Questions to Ask When Choosing Work Skills Analysis Tools, a published consumerís guide to selecting tools that determine required work skills for jobs, assess individualís acquired skills, and provide for a skills gap analysis that can be used to target training and recruitment (available at http://www.cariboo.bc.ca/schs/bcfcsn)
  • Comparing Work Skills Analysis Tools Project Report (BCFCSN, 1998), a published research study of the issues surrounding and application of a prototype consumerís guide to work skills analysis tools (also available at http://www.cariboo.bc.ca/schs/bcfcsn)
Production
Processes
  • development of a prototype consumerís guide, i.e., the questions that consumers want to ask when choosing between products and services that help them target training for individuals and/or recruit employees
  • complete research management to apply and modify the tool
Content
Expertise
  • work skills analysis tools, e.g., Work Keys, HRDC Essential Skills
  • consumer orientation to education and training products and services
  • basic skills training and workplace education
Partners
  • Advisory committee with representatives from:
  • Forestry Continuing Studies Network
  • Forest Renewal BC
  • BC Ministry of Education, Skills and Training
  • BC Construction Industry Skills Improvement Council
  • Pacific Rim Institute of Tourism
  • Labour Market And Career Information Association
  • the business and education community
  • Research assistance by Kim Cholette Enterprises
Date Fall 1997 - Winter 1998
Contact Mr. Tom Rankin
Program Manager
Forestry Continuing Studies Network
Kamloops, BC
250-371-5773
trankin@cariboo.bc.ca

Ms. Brigid Hayes
Program Consultant
National Literacy Secretariat, HRDC
Ottawa, Canada
819-953-5568
hayesb@fox.nstn.ca