AWES has the workplace essential skills tools and services your organization needs

Alberta Workforce Essential Skills Society (AWES) provides workplace training that supports all aspects of a workers’ career path. This includes training trainers, assessing skills, uncovering gaps, developing programming and evaluating the results of our essential skills training.

Our goal is simple: for workers to have the essential skills they need to fully participate in the workplace, in their communities, and in their personal lives.

What makes AWES unique

  • We provide fully customized, relevant training to your organization because we listen first to what you need
  • We collaborate with employers and other partners
  • We view essential skills training through the lens of the employer and the employee
  • We know how essential skills can improve productivity, safety and the bottom line for employers
  • We understand how essential skills can help workers attain and retain employment
  • We develop a customized approach tailored to individuals and workplaces

The importance of essential skills

Jobs at all levels continue to increase in complexity. This means workers need to continue to build on their essential skills to evolve with their jobs and adapt to an ever-changing workplace.

Signs of a low-skilled workforce

Testimonials

Employer perspective

“A lot of our employees have never taken any formal presentation training and liked the fact that they were learning tools to make them into better speakers so that they didn’t become the kind of speaker that they didn’t enjoy listening to or learning from. We definitely would recommend this course to other companies.“

“The approach that AWES took was effective and has been utilized since. The practical and effective approach that AWES used prompted me to become more involved with the organization after the program concluded.”

Latest Blogs

Guided Pathways: Integrating essential skills

Check out our new project here. More news coming soon.

Language and Skills for Careers in Food Processing

2019 This resource is designed to support newcomers in the food processing industry with information to help with workplace attachment. AWES developed this material based on industry orientation training and an extensive needs assessment. AWES offers training on the use of the materials. Contact us for …

Starting your Career in the Food Processing Industry: An online course

We are excited to offer this new opportunity for newcomers wanting to access jobs in the food processing industry. The online course is easy to access and allows for self-registration. Click her for more information.