Passport to Apprenticeship www.passporttoapprenticeship.ca. The First Nations Employment Society (FNES) is a non-profit society (Inc. 1997) FNES manages an Aboriginal Skills Employment Training Strategy(ASETS) agreement with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) on
The First Nations Employment Society (FNES) is a
non-profit society (Inc. 1997)
FNES manages an Aboriginal Skills Employment
Training Strategy(ASETS) agreement with Human
Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) on
behalf of 10 First Nations, as well as Aboriginals
residing within its jurisdiction
FNES is committed to its partners and clients – working toward common targets:
The directive of FNES is to:
Provide Employment services to First Nations people encompassing four labour market service areas:
North Vancouver Island
Enhance the development and delivery of training programs and employment opportunities in Aboriginal communities
FNES strives to increase:
Overall Essential Skills level of our target populations
Access to full time, permanent jobs
Participation in key employment sectors, including trades, tourism, and service
Local and regional employers access to the Aboriginal Labour Market
A solid foundation – “essential skills” – is necessary to build
your technical skills required for a successful Apprenticeship
To further your apprenticeship, you must identify what will hold you back. PASSPORT TO APPRENTICESHIP can help with this…
An Essential Skills Passport is part of an online program created by B.C.’s Industry Training Authority (ITA) to help you develop the Essential Skills you need to prepare for the technical training part of your apprenticeship
Why? - Because if you have the Essential Skills you need, you are eight times more likely to pass your trades courses exams
How? - Essential Skills include reading, numeracy, document use etc. You need these basic skills to build technical skills. When you complete the online assessment test, your Essential Skills will be measured. They will be compared to the skills you need in the first 2 years of technical training in your trade. These are the years that typically have the highest drop-out rate. Even if you have some experience in the trade, you probably have Essential Skills gaps. Almost everyone does. The good news is that you can fill those gaps. The program gives you a training plan with free online learning resources that focus only on the areas where you may need a little assistance. The trade information in this Essential Skills Passport is based on trusted sources, including ITA program outlines and profiles, National Occupational Analysis, Inter-provincial program guides and Essential Skills profiles, where available.
Results?- After one month, clients using the online Plato learning plans showed a 20% improvement in their essential skills.
The PASSPORT TO APPRENTICESHIP PILOT PROJECT
Started Feb 15, 2010 and ended Feb 14, 2012 and was
funded by Adult Learning, Literacy and Essential Skills Program (HRSDC). FNES assessed 313 clients during this project.
Will continue in FNES new operation plan for 2013-2014
FNES uses the ITA online assessment tool that measures three essential skills (Reading, Document Use and Numeracy) of someone interested in an apprenticeship program, focusing on:
Essential Skills required to complete and pass trades courses
Develop 313 Learning Plans using on-line links from Assessment and in addition to Plato learning system.
Improving the Apprentices’ essential skills level imperative to completing an apprenticeship
Upon completion of this assessment, you will instantly receive an “Essential Skills Passport” that will provide you with:
An understanding of essential skills that require upgrading to successfully complete your apprenticeship
A comparison of your test scores to your trade, listing your skills and where you may need assistance
A learning plan which gives you a choice of learning activities and resources that you can use to build your Essential Skills in the areas where necessary
The nine essential skills are:
First Nations Employment Society is proud to be assessing & upgrading the workplace literacy and essential skills of over 400 Aboriginal apprentices
Passport to Apprenticeship
Bus tickets are provided to get to and from the FNES office to take part on the Passport to Apprenticeship online assessment
Upon completion of the full assessment, each individual will be coached on their options to further their apprenticeship i.e.;
Training with allowance
ITA work based hours
Work boots and tools
Essential Skill Outlines (ESO)
The project was represented by a Partners Panel that included FNES, Vanasep, ITA and Squamish Nation.
Passport to Apprenticeship was administered by FNES
Future: FNES will continue the Passport to Apprenticeship program within its’ ASET operation plan. FNES will continue its partnership with ITA and its member nations within the four labour markets.
FNES will continue to use Plato
What we learned was that clients needed to be encouraged and supported to improve their E.S. for their Passport to Apprenticeship.
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