Essential Skills
Introduction to Essential Skills for Aboriginal Futures
Programs Offered at ESAF

Our vision is to deliver an innovative Essential Skills program to the Aboriginal Community through employer partnerships and customized training that supports employment success and retention; Essential Skills for Aboriginal Futures (ESAF) an Access (Aboriginal Community Employment Services Society) program and funded by the Government of Canada.

What are Essential Skills?

Essential Skills are the skills needed for work, learning and life. They provide the foundation for learning all other skills and enable people to evolve with their jobs and adapt to workplace change.

All of our programs include a customized essential skills classroom experience which is tailored to meet both learner and employer interests.

Employer Partner Program:
An eight-week program that builds targeted foundational workplace Essential Skills identified for specific employment positions.  Upon completion learners are provided interviews for prospective hires with the Employer Partner.

Employment and Training Competency (ETC):
An eight-week program designed to build up skills to a level where training or employment goals are achievable.  Learners engage in a guided program where they identify their skill gaps and work on essential skills activities that elevate competency which supports success in training and/or employment goals. 

Employment Essentials:
A two-week targeted, structured and supported program where learners gain job search skills that enable them to effectively tap into the workforce.

Employment Essentials Career Exploration:  
A two-week career discovery program, where learners identify their career goals and make informed career decisions.


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