Authors: Margan Dawson
This case study examines the connection between formal and informal job-related learning through the experiences of workers in a manufacturing setting. It intends to demonstrate how learning transfer for both formal and informal learning contributes to continuous improvement in an organization. This study took place in Nova Scotia at Elmsdale Lumber Co. Ltd. (ELCO), a fourth generation family-owned lumber production facility with 56 employees. It involved four workers from different divisions of the company as well as workplace instructors.