Series: Essential Skills Fact Sheets
Authors: NWT Literacy Council
This document, one in a series of Essential Skills Fact Sheets published by the NWT Literacy Council, focuses on community skills. Those skills are defined as reading, document use, writing, numeracy, oral communication, thinking, working with others, computer use and lifelong learning.
The authors use a hypothetical northern family made up of a mother, father, grandmother and three children to illustrate each of the skills and how they fit into the idea of community. For example, document use is illustrated by the mother filling out a form so one of the children can go to daycare. Lifelong learning is illustrated by the father attending a workshop for volunteer firefighters.