Targeted to employers who employ new Canadians and wish to provide them with improved English literacy, CareerQuest offers highly comprehensive on-site ESL training that is facilitated by certified TESL Instructors. Some reasons employers provide on-site ESL training:
Workplace Literacy Skills
- Practical vocabulary and writing skills targeted to workers with basic level literacy skills
- Helps workers understand routine day-to-day functions and tasks common to many work environments
- Assists in ensuring a safe workplace
Job and Industry Specific Vocabulary
- Ideal for new employees as part of their initial training
- Reduces training times and improves the company’s “on-boarding” process
- Improves worker efficiency and accuracy
General Literacy Upgrading
- Improves job performance of dedicated workers
- Assists in preparing workers for transfers or promotions
Quality Systems Audit Preparation (ISO 9001, ISO 14000, QS-9000, TS 16949, etc.)
- Concentrates on oral communication and reading comprehension skills to prepare line workers for quality systems audits
- Participants will better understand written procedures and be prepared for questioning by quality systems auditors
Company Specific Modules
- Fully customized modules to meet the specific needs of an employer
- Ideal for teaching language related to highly unique work environments or during the initial stages of new or complex projects
Programs can be customized to focus on one or all of the four key areas of ESL learning: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The first step in developing a program is for a representative of CareerQuest to consult with the employer to assess specific needs. A program curriculum is then designed and presented to the employer to ensure those needs are met.
In general, a program will encompass areas such as pronunciation, vocabulary, spelling, writing/grammar, and reading comprehension by using materials, exercises, and activities geared towards providing adult students with relevant job specific language skills. However, programs can be customized to meet the unique needs of specific workplaces and can be expanded or limited as necessary depending on training needs, timelines, and budgets.
The program delivery schedule can also be customized to reflect the needs of the employer. Although a minimum group size of four workers is needed to run a program, the number of sessions per week and their lengths will be determined based on the demands of the workplace.