Employers, public welcome at Essential Skills Day event

Yorkton, SK – On Thursday, September 26, Parkland College and Parkland Regional Library will host a barbecue and information event to mark Essential Skills Day. The general public and employers are welcome to attend this free event at:

Yorkton Co-op Food Store
30 Argyle Street, Yorkton, Saskatchewan
Thursday, September 26 at 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The event will include grilled hot dogs, background on Essential Skills, and fun games. Parkland College and Parkland Regional Library representatives will be on hand to answer questions and provide information.

Essential Skills Day raises awareness and celebrates the importance of the nine Essential Skills as defined by the Government of Canada. These skills are reading, document use, numeracy, writing, oral communication, working with others, thinking, computer use, and continuous learning.

Essential Skills are needed for nearly every job and daily life, and are the foundation for learning all other skills. Improving the Essential Skills of workers has tremendous impact for both the employee and employer, including higher retention rates, improved safety, and increased productivity.

Parkland College and Parkland Regional Library are pleased to co-host this Essential Skills Day event as an opportunity to inform employees and executives about the importance of the Essential Skills.

About Us:
Since its inception in 1973, Parkland College has worked to expand the philosophy of life-long learning in East Central Saskatchewan. Among the seven basic principles upon which the community college system was founded is the idea that programs are to be developed in response to the needs of the community. Today, Parkland College offers a broad spectrum of educational services from trades training and high school upgrading to the province’s most diverse off-campus university offerings.

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For more information contact:
Brendan Wagner
Communications Officer
Parkland College
Phone: 306.728.6595
Email: [email protected]

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