Unlock the true potential of your workforce by upgrading employee skills

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68% of adult Canadians need help to develop problem-solving skills required in today’s workplace. 42% of adult Canadians fall below the reading skill level needed to thrive in today’s society. 50% of adult Canadians need training to learn the basic math skills they need in order to lead more productive lives. “Upgrading employee skills is the most important strategy that companies intend to employ to meet their future labour needs”, according to Perrin Beatty, President & CEO, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters.To compete & grow in today’s business world, a strategy for success is to encourage yand upgrade your employee’s skills. By offering development programs to your employers, the employer will:

  • Develop stronger labour management relations
  • Advance goals and profitability
  • Increase job training ROI
  • Improve health & safety record
  • Increase retention and transferability

Employers will:

  • Improve performance
  • Become empowered
  • Improve customer service
  • Reduce errors
  • Reduce abenteeism

Improving the skills of workders is a win-win for employees and employers alike.
The Literacy Councils of York-Simcoe (LCYS) provides a friendly learning environment where adult learners progress at their own pace. Programs are confidential and are offered at flexible times. Extended hours enable learners to upgrade their skills without disrupting their work schedule.
Courses include:

  • Essential Skills (a confidential service for adults who want to upgrade their reading, numeracy and writing skills, in an e-learning format)
  • *Effective Communication
  • *Working with a Team
  • *Self-Management
  • *Organizational Skills
  • *Analytical Skills
  • *Computer Training

Contact lcys.ca for eligibility criteria.
This resource has been created as a source of information only. The information contained in this resource should not be considered a substitute for the advice of qualified professionals. All efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information as of the date of printing. The Workforce Planning Board of York Region and Bradford West Gwillimbury and the One Voice Network expressly disclaim responsibility for any adverse effects arising from the use of the information contained herein.

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