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Although Three in Four (74%) Employers Believe Essential Skills Are Strategically Relevant to Their Business, Only Three in Ten (31%) Would Like to Provide Training in These Skills

A new survey conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of ABC Life Literacy Canada reveals that while employers realize the importance of essential skills to their business, not many are willing to invest and provide training for such skills for their employees.

Institute for Performance and Learning

The Institute for Performance and Learning is Canada’s only not-for-profit, member-based organization representing workforce professionals. For decades we have improved the lives and careers of hundreds of thousands of Canadians while helping Canadian organizations excel. Workplace performance and learning is a mission critical profession that  incites innovation, increases productivity, and drives the overall success of your organization. The Institute for Performance and Learning’s certifications (set by research-led competency standards); code of ethics; and influence helps workplace learning professionals continue to be a driving force in Canada’s economy. Formerly known as Canadian Society for Training and Development (CSTD).

UPSKILL: A Credible Test of Workplace Literacy and Essential Skills Training

This study establishes a strong business case for well-designed Essential Skills training programs delivered in the workplace. Focused on the accommodations industry, the study found that a well-designed program of Essential Skills training can deliver attractive returns on investment for employers. When bearing the full costs of training and release time for workers, firms are estimated to earn an average return of 23 per cent on their investment in the first year after providing training.

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