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To unlock the value of your business in today’s market you need a competitive edge—and that means having employees with strong essential skills. Without these skills, all other training is less effective. Essential skills training is critical to any long-term business strategy—the ROI is worth it!


Essential Skills Training for Employees Provides Solutions for:
  • Fundamental changes in your business
  • Health and safety concerns
  • Paperwork and document-use problems
  • Waste and errors
  • Communication, team work or leadership needs

Check out the benefits of workplace training here!

Read How Essential-Skills Training Unlocks Business Value from Canadian Business Magazine’s CB Insights, May 2014.

The fast pace at which businesses and technology change means that training and learning no longer  just happen in school. To stay relevant with new technologies, machinery, and ways of communicating and collaborating, every employee, in fact all of us, must continually learn new skills throughout our work life.

Find the right training to boost your business. UPskill offers solutions for employers seeking training for their employees. Connect with trainers who can provide a range of training to suit every need.

WLES = Workplace Literacy and Essential Skills

The nine essential skills, used by employees in every job are:

Reading Text

Workplace examples: reports, emails, instructions, manuals, plans.


Workplace examples: emails, reports, forms, billing, task evaluations.


Workplace examples: scheduling, budgeting, measurements, data, numerical estimating, money math.

Document Use

Workplace examples: signs, labels, lists, graphs, charts, tables, blueprints, schematics, drawings.

Oral Communication

Workplace examples: greeting people, taking messages, reassuring, persuading, seeking information, resolving conflicts.

Working with Others

Workplace examples: cooperation, collaboration, listening, teamwork.

Computer Use

Workplace examples: cash registers, word processing software, emails, spreadsheets, operating systems.

Thinking Skills

Workplace examples: problem-solve, make decisions, think critically, plan, organize tasks.

Continuous Learning

Acquiring new skills and knowledge to adapt and succeed in the changing workplace.

Is your workforce competent in all these areas?