Conestoga is participating in two ways. As Conestoga’s Essential Skills Specialist, Pamela Jadischke was selected to work on this three-year project as a ‘Subject Matter Expert’ in Essential Skills and has been involved in both the research and the tool creation. Also, Conestoga’s Employment Ontario Employment Services program staff were selected along with other local community organizations that provide employment services to participate in research interviews during the Organizational Needs Assessment phase and will be involved in the piloting phase. The piloting phase will include a three-day training session to assist career practitioners in further understanding the use of Essential Skills and current Essential Skills tools as well as learning about the new tools that have been created. Following the training, career practitioners will participate in seven months of piloting the new tools with their clients and providing feedback on the tools from their own as well as their clients’ perspectives.
If you would like more information on this project, please feel free to contact Pamela Jadischke (519) 885-0300 x5542 or firstname.lastname@example.org