Workplace Literacy and Essential Skills Research (WLESR):
Learning & Business Impact Case Studies initiative.
Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) through its Canadian Manufacturing Network is partnering with Employment and Social Development Canada (formerly HRSDC) Office of Literacy and Essential Skills, to help manufacturers improve training outcomes, business results, and return on investment (ROI).
The Workplace Literacy and Essential Skills Research (WLESR) is a Canada-wide initiative designed to boost productivity at the company level and at the level of the national economy.
Through a series of 10 case studies, WLESR is looking at the impact of Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) training interventions in manufacturing settings and will identify the factors that contribute to effective LES training. The end goal is to strengthen the business case regarding the value of LES workplace training so manufacturers, especially small and medium-sized firms, will invest in their workers to enhance performance.