Skills for Success
Having the right skills & a diverse skillset ensures that we continue to grow and succeed at work and in life.
Our world—and our work—looks different these days. Skills SK adapts to these changing needs and continues to help prepare Saskatchewan’s youth to realize their career goals & dreams in Skilled Trades & Technologies – inclusive of different cultures and abilities with the new Skills for Success. Helping SK youth make informed choices is one of our many priorities.
What are Skills for Success?
“Skills for Success” – formerly called “Essential Skills”
Essential skills are the skills people use to carry out a wide variety of everyday life and work tasks. These skills have been reviewed and further developed with the assistance of key stakeholders to focus on skills that Canadians need to adapt and thrive in today’s economy.
Why are these skills so important?
“Skills for Success” are used in nearly every job and at different levels of complexity.
provide the foundation for learning all other skills enable people to evolve with their jobs and adapt to workplace change
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The ability to find, understand, and use information presented through words, symbols, and images.
The ability to share information using written words, symbols, and images.
The ability to find, understand, use, and report mathematical information presented through words, numbers, symbols, and graphics.
The ability to use digital technology and tools to find, manage, apply, create and share information and content.
The ability to identify, analyze, propose solutions, and make decisions. Problem solving helps you to address issues, monitor success, and learn from the experience.
The ability to receive, understand, consider, and share information and ideas through speaking, listening, and interacting with others.
The ability to contribute and support others to achieve a common goal.
Creativity and Innovation
The ability to imagine, develop, express, encourage, and apply ideas in ways that are novel, unexpected, or challenge existing methods and norms.
The ability to achieve or adjust goals and behaviours when expected or unexpected change occurs, by planning, staying focused, persisting, and overcoming setbacks.
Never has the ability to adapt been more important than now. Skills for Success will allow more Canadians to improve their skills, find a job and be able to adapt when needed. This modern and innovative approach to essential skills is what Canadian workers need and what our economy needs as we work to recover from this pandemic. Our goal is to leave no one behind and for all Canadians to thrive in the workplace.
– Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough
Skills for Success will make a difference for so many Canadians needing to reskill and upskill in the face of unemployment and disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The approach this new model offers will be a game-changer in strengthening skills upgrading and helping Canadians who face barriers to education and employment succeed post-COVID and well beyond.
– Denise Amyot, President and CEO, Colleges and Institutes Canada and Member of the Future Skills Council