SR_WEST_Coordinator_Lorri-Ann%20MunroSwan River WEST Centre provides Essential Skills training solutions for workplace and individuals. Workplace assessment services lead to customized learning plans, training and human resource solutions. The West Centre also provides direct referrals to appropriate external agencies. Swan River WEST Centre is a Workplace Education Manitoba initiative.

If you have an education, training or career goal in mind, drop in and talk to an instructor about your Essential Skills needs. Drop in hours are on Tuesdays 4:30-7:30.

The 9 Essential Skills

1.) Reading at Work

Reading and understanding written information in many different types of workplace documents, e.g., work instructions, emails and memos, health & safety manuals & policies & reports.

2.) Document Use at Work

Finding & using the information you need, putting in information where it is needed, and constructing information displays are all document use tasks. Icons, labels, lists, tables, forms, graphs, signs, maps, gauges, images, schedules, schematics, touch screens & technical drawings are examples of documents or information displays used in a work place.

3.) Numeracy at Work

Using numbers and thinking mathematically to measure and make calculations, to estimate, to work with money, to analyze numerical trends and to create schedules and budgets.

4.) Writing at Work

Using the written work to create a clear message.

5.) Oral Communication at Work

Talking with others to give and exchange information & ideas, such as: asking questions, giving directions, coordinating work tasks, explaining & persuading.

6.) Working with Others at Work

Leading, coordinating or collaborating with others on work activities.

7.) Thinking Skills at Work

Thinking Skills include: problem solving, job task planning and organizing, finding information, critical thinking, significant use of memory and decision making. Using a thinking process to solve problems, orginize and plan, find needed information, be logical, remember things and make decisions.

8.) Digital Technology at Work

Using information and communication technology.

9.) Continuous Learning at Work

Applying strategies which support workplace learning and the ability to adapt to change.