Skills for Success

About the Skills for Success

Skills for Success (formerly Essential Skills) are skills that help you in a quickly changing world. Everyone benefits from having these skills. They help you to get a job, progress at your current job, or change jobs. The skills also help you become an active member of your community and succeed in learning.

Skills for Success are the skills needed to participate and thrive in learning, work and life.

Skills for Success include skills that are foundational for building other skills and knowledge and important for effective social interaction. These skills overlap and interact with each other, and with other technical and life skills. They are inclusive and can be adapted to different contexts.

Skills for Success are for everyone – employers, workers, training providers, governments, and communities.

For more information check out the Skills for Success website!

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Skills For Success Brochures

Skills for Success Mobile Assesssment App

Assessment Tool for Teachers and Students Features:

The Skills for Success Mobile App is designed for iPhone®, iPad® and iPod Touch® and android devices and is currently available free for download in the App Store and Google Play.

App Store - Assessment Tool for Teachers and Students - Skills for Success     Google Play - Assessment Tool for Teachers and Students - Skills for Success

What are the Nine Skills for Success?

Skills For Success Adaptability Saskatchewan Canada

ADAPTABILITY

Just like animals need to ADAPT to their changing environments, we use adaptability to achieve our goals when expected or unexpected change occurs, by planning, staying focused, and overcoming obstacles. For example, you used your adaptability when we had to start learning from home.

Skills for Success - Adaptability

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Reading Skills For Success Skills Canada Saskatchewan

READING

Your ability to find, understand, and use information presented through words, symbols, and images. For example, we use this skill to learn the rules of a new boardgame by reading the instructions manual.

Skills for Success - Reading

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Skills For Success Collaboration Saskatchewan Canada

COLLABORATION

Have you ever heard the saying “there is no I in TEAM”? Collaboration allows us to work in a team or group to reach a common goal. We always use collaboration when doing group or class projects, or on the sports field in gym class when playing as part of a team.

Skills for Success - Collaboration

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Writing Skills For Success Skills Canada Saskatchewan

WRITING

Your ability to share information using written words, symbols, and images. For example, we use this skill to fill out our homework, write short stories, and chat with friends and family online.

Skills for Success - Writing

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Communication Skills For Success Skills Canada Saskatchewan

COMMUNICATION

The act of giving, receiving, and sharing information — in other words, talking or writing, and listening or reading. For example, we use this skill when playing video games with friends to help us win the game.

Skills for Success - Communication

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Creativity Innovation Skills For Success Skills Canada Saskatchewan

CREATIVITY & INNOVATION

Your ability to imagine, develop, and encourage, ideas in ways that are new. For example, we use this skill to discover better ways of doing homework, school projects and our house chores by finding ways to make them more enjoyable.

Skills for Success - Creativity & Innovation

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Digital Skills For Success Skills Canada Saskatchewan

DIGITAL

Your ability to use digital technology and tools to find, create and share information and content. For example, we use this skill to complete our homework, safely use social media, and play online games.

Skills for Success - Digital

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Numeracy Skills For Success Skills Canada Saskatchewan

NUMERACY

Your ability to find, understand, use, and report mathematical information presented through words, numbers, symbols, and graphics. For example, we use this skill to perform calculations, do homework and play Monopoly!

Skills for Success - Numeracy

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Problem Solving Skills For Success Skills Canada Saskatchewan

PROBLEM SOLVING

Your ability to identify, propose solutions, and make decisions. When you get stuck in a game or during a puzzle, you use your problem-solving skills to reach the end of the level or complete the puzzle.

Skills for Success - Problem Solving

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9 Technical Skills For Success Skills Canada Saskatchewan

WHAT IS +1

The +1 represents the Technical Skills necessary for skilled trade and technology careers. Technical Skills relate to expertise someone possesses that assist in the completion of a job or task. In general, these are abilities acquired through practice and learning.