Essential Employability Skills – Health Sector (ESS-HS)

Essential Employability Skills – Health Sector (ESS-HS)

The Essential Employability Skills – Health Sector (ESS-HS) is a pilot project for innovative literacy and essential employability skills training, designed to address labour market and workforce challenges that employers face in the health sector in Atlantic Canada.

The project is carried out in collaboration with sector employers and stakeholders and is led by the Literacy Coalition New Brunswick (LCNB) in partnership with Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council (NLLLC) and Prince Edward Island Literacy Alliance (PEILA). EESHS is funded by the Government of Canada’s Adult Learning, Literacy and Essential Skills Program.

The Essential Employability Skills – Health Sector (ESS-HS) will focus on the labour market in the health care industry. The goal of this project is to train unemployed and underemployed participants and bring them into the health sector workforce. This training provides them with an opportunity to gain valuable skills and receive a meaningful work experience.

  • 30 hours of free mentorship training for staff in leadership roles. Mentor training is designed to reinforce strong relationships among employees, support a learning culture in the workplace, and increase productivity.
  • 50% wage subsidies for these new employees for up to six weeks
  • Essential employability skills training to prepare for a level-entry in the health sector
  • A chromebook upon completion of training
  • Up to Six weeks of paid work placements that could lead to longer-term employment
Participants will gain the following skills:
Essential Skills:
  • Working with others
  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Numeracy
  • Thinking
  • Oral communication
  • Computer use
  • Document use
  • Continuous Learning
Employability Skills:
  • Attitude
  • Confidence
  • Accountability
  • Motivation
  • Time Management
  • Teamwork
  • Stress Management
  • Personal presentation
  • Adaptability
Contact Us

For more information about the Essential Employability Skills – Health Sector (ESS-HS) program, please contact:

Jennifer Brake
Program Coordinator