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Reading is the ability to understand text written in sentences or paragraphs. Strong reading skills are essential to being able to learn and find information quickly and easily. It involves reading notes, letters, memos, manuals, specifications, regulations, books, reports or journals. 

Benefits of investing in essential skills of your employees
Finding and keeping workers with the knowledge and skills to get the job done is critical in today’s workplace. Without the right skills, your workplace may suffer. Are you experiencing challenges in your workplace? An investment in the Essential Skills might be the right solution for your business.

We'll help you learn more about improving the essential skills of your employees.

Tools for employers:

Reading Indicator(from ESDC)

This tool will help you obtain useful information about the skills employees bring to the workplace. This tool can be used by employers to learn more about the Reading skills of their employees. It gives an indication of skill levels by providing examples of Level 1 and Level 2 assessment questions. Using this tool allows employers to:

    • identify current employees’ training needs
    • improve workplace training to target specific skill areas for improvement
This document features 5 case studies and a 10-step guide to building essential skills in your workplace.

ESDC has many other tools you may find helpful.

Tools for employees:

Reading Self Test PDF [97KB]
Complete this self test to help you understand your reading strengths and areas for improvement. 

Reading Tip Sheet (from ESDC)
This tool provides practical tips to help you improve your reading skills. Review each of the tips and practice the ones that are the most relevant to your learning needs. 

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My name is Terry Affleck and I learned to read at the age of 63 and today at 65 I am enrolled at Holland College to prepare for my GED. More...

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