Essential Skills and Portfolios for Your Community
Authors: Workplace Education Manitoba (WEM)
Igniting the Power Within (ITPW) is a series of certification workshops on Essential Skills (ES) and Recognizing Prior Learning (RPL), developed specifically for Aboriginal communities.
This document, the third in a series of four, presents the curriculum for a two-day workshop that builds on the progress made during the first two workshops. Participants are expected to leave the workshop able to create an ES profile that can be placed in the portfolio started in Level 2.
Participants are expected to learn the skill of self-reflection; how to use self-reflection when identifying the nine Essential Skills; and how to interview someone in order to assess his Essential Skills.
The authors have included a variety of activities; notes on best practices; and sample forms and handouts.