Essential Skills are abilities that help people in any career learn technical skills, perform job tasks, as well as keep up with workplace changes. Essential Skills are necessary skills required to function effectively in every workplace. They provide the foundation for learning all other skills and are the cornerstone of lifelong learning.
There are nine identified Essential Skills:
- Reading Text
- Document Use
- Oral Communication
- Working with Others
- Thinking Skills
- Computer Use
- Continuous Learning
Essential Skills create opportunities for individuals and advantages for the entire advanced wood manufacturing industry. Promoting and cultivating the Essential Skills of workers in our industry has rewards for everyone involved - benefiting the individual while strengthening the sector overall.
For more information visit the Government of Canada's Essential Skills web site.