The Aboriginal Essential Skills Journey workshop resources are designed to introduce the concept of Essential Skills to learners and support ES integration into the work of educators, trainers, counsellors. The two day workshop toolkit includes a Facilitator’s Guide and Participant Workbook in both French and English. These workshop materials have been produced anticipating the needs of educators, workplace trainers and facilitators. They are useful in their own contexts and can be downloaded for free. Format and content reflect an Aboriginal worldview.
Igniting the Power Within is a four-level certification series of workshops on Essential Skills (ES) and Prior Learning Awareness and Recognition (PLAR) specifically designed for community advisers, counsellors and educators from Aboriginal communities for the purpose of increasing an awareness of ES in Aboriginal community-based training programs. Workshop content has drawn heavily on Aboriginal traditions and principles to identify, verify and document skills, knowledge and gifts that otherwise would not be fully recognized through traditional mechanisms of credential assessment or accreditation. Igniting the Power Within has developed a transferable model that is available to other organizations and jurisdictions. The copyrighted learning materials for all four levels of Igniting the Power Within is available for free on their website.