Tag Archives: Skills

Community Partners Essential Skills

Our department chair and I met this morning with some of our community partners today on collaborating in a project to incorporate essential skills in our work together with our communities. As part of my 2010-11 faculty schedule development project, I have committed to begin the process of integrating essential skills into my math curriculum.

The BC ABE (Fundamental) Working Group is revamping the Fundamental Level mathematics course into six levels. The learning outcomes from these should integrate well with numeracy essential skills.  See the ABE Articulation Handbook for the specific learning outcomes. Scroll down to the Adult Literacy Fundamental Skill Levels on page 59.

For an example of how this integration might work, see this link. An example specific to Retail Sales Associates and Tellers is available at http://www.nald.ca/library/learning/cclb/numeracy/numeracy.pdf

Songhees Meeting

On May 5, 2010 those of us teaching at Songhees this last term met with staff members to discuss partnership plans for the fall term.

We heard a need expressed for career preparation for Songhees members. Many are looking for jobs over the spring and summer. Some find they lack the essential skills required, even for entry level positions.

My schedule development proposal for 2010-11 fits in with these expressed needs. See  SD Proposal Form 2010-11 MartinRevised.