TRURO, N.S. – Helping people with employability skills has earned Futureworx a major award.
Randy Lindsay, executive director of Futureworx, was in Toronto last week to accept the Dr. Alan Middleton Workplace Literacy and Learning Award, which recognizes achievements in workplace literacy.
“We’re excited about the award; it’s a huge deal,” said Lindsay. “It takes the work we’re doing and puts it on the national and international stage.”
Futureworx has developed the Employability Skills Assessment Tool (ESAT), which has users in every province, as well as other countries. Many of the recent calls were from Australia and New Zealand.
“The foundation for this has been with the organization since the beginning, but it’s been available through the cloud for about five years now, ” said Lindsay.
ESAT addresses presentation, confidence, teamwork, motivation, attitude, accountability, time management, adaptability, and stress management.
With this, Futureworx is a contributing member of ABC Life Literacy Canada’s new UP Skills for Work program.
Lindsay noted that people sometimes aren’t aware of how they are presenting themselves and help with ‘soft skills’ can often help them find employment.
“We hope to do more to let people know this resource is available,” he added. “The board has called this the best kept secret in town. There’s great work being done locally.”