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TOWES assessments and training solutions have a broad range of applications:

  • assessing workers and potential workers for recruitment, selection and succession planning
  • understanding individual strengths for career planning
  • providing workplace and community literacy and essential skills training programs
  • measuring learning gains and determining work readiness in college or institutional training programs
  • identifying and providing remedial support for at-risk learners in apprenticeship or technical training programs
  • establishing prior learning recognition
  • acting as an alternative literacy assessment for new Canadians
  • establishing training standards
  • conducting research

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What is TOWES used for?

TOWES assessments and training solutions can be used in a variety of applications to assess and improve essential skills. Some examples include:

  • In recruitment, selection and succession planning
  • For career planning
  • In workplace-based essential skills training
  • As part of college or institutional training programs
  • In apprenticeship technical training
  • As an exit credential
  • To help establish standards
  • In research
  • For prior learning recognition

An essential skills assessment provides employers and educators with data to make better informed hiring and training decisions. According to Statistics Canada, 47% of Canadians do not possess adequate skills in three areas that are essential for success in work and learning: reading text, document use and numeracy.

Click here to learn more about how organizations across Canada are using TOWES in our Stories of Success.

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