WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL SKILLS?
Essential skills are the foundation skills we need to succeed at work and in life.
Essential skills are used in every job to varying degrees and at different levels of complexity. They provide the foundation for learning all other skills and enable people to evolve with their jobs and adapt to workplace change. Most adult Canadians have these skills, but many people do not have skills at the level they need.
We assume people learn essential skills at school, but that’s not always the case. Here are some reasons why…