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To access an ES Assessment make a request via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will receive an e-mail with a link to the Assessment site where you can:
The WESA assessment allows you to choose which skill to assess.
The Essential Skills Occupational profiles provide 350 different job reports. Extensive interviews with both employees and employers led to the development of various ES workplace task descriptions.
The ES profiles contain a detailed analysis of the tasks that a person would perform. As with the ES assessment results, the tasks in the profiles are rated from 1 to 5. This allows a person to compare their scores to those required for the job. Remember, skills are meant be learned. Knowing your scores positions you to take action should there be any skill gaps. To review the ES profiles website, click on the image below and choose the “explore careers by essential skills profile” link.
Students not wishing to do a WESA assessment are encouraged to access the downloadable Essential Skills self-assessments that follow.
The assessments are simple checklists and may be printed out once complete. They will provide individuals with a list of tasks that they are capable of performing. Knowing your strengths may be helpful for job interviews and resumes.
The SkillPlan Measure Up website provides access to self-assessments for Reading Text, Document Use and Numeracy using authentic work place materials from a variety of jobs. Assessments can be completed for Levels 1, 2 or 3.
Due to site security settings, accessing the Measure Up assessments requires pasting www.skillplan.ca/measure-up in to your browser. Then choose the “Test Your Skills” link.