Career Portfolio Manitoba: ePortfolio for Employability
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A new free service for Manitobans sponsored by Workplace Education Manitoba and WPLAR which helps learners improve their employabilty by developing an eportfolio starting from an Essential Skills......

A new free service for Manitobans sponsored by Workplace Education Manitoba and WPLAR which helps learners improve their employabilty by developing an eportfolio starting from an Essential Skills framework.

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  • Manitoba’s economy is multifaceted with strong sectors in aerospace, mining and hydroelectric generation, agriculture and agricultural equipment, food processing, transportation equipment, pharmaceuticals, film and sound, commercial printing, transportation and distribution, and information and communication technologiesServices: 72% GDPMfg: 12%Primary: 7%A small (but mighty) place where people have mostly learned how to work together
  • 17 page reports300+, more comingIn 1994, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada launched a national research study, the Essential Skills Research Project (ESRP), to examine how the essential skills were used in various jobs. More than 3,000 interviews have now been conducted across Canada with people working in some 180 occupations.The ESRP initially focused on occupations requiring a secondary school diploma or less and on-the-job training.
  • Step 1: Identify life experiences and identify examples of essential skills that you have Include:Volunteer experiencesHobbiesSchoolWorkStep 2: Reflect – Identify knowledge, skills and attitudesWhat do I know, what can I do, what attitudes are needed? Step 3: Writing outcomes: Clear, correct and concise  Complete writing outcomes, using action words Step 4: Group into areas of expertise SMART goals Create functional lists of essential skillsCreate functional lists for areas of expertiseCreate SMART goalsSpecificMeasurableAttainableRealisticTimely Step 5: Put it all together in the portfolioIntroductionTitle PageTable of ContentsPersonal Statement or Introduction Essential Skills ListsAreas of Expertise: Knowledge, Skills and AttitudesWriting OutcomesFunctional ListsResumesCover lettersDemonstrations, certificates, transcriptsGoals/Plans

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  • 1. Career Portfolio ManitobaEssential Skills ePortfolio for Employability
    Don Presant
    Linda Maxwell
    ePortfolio Community of Practice, Australia
    October 29, 2010
  • 2. Manitoba,CanadaSmall province in a small country
    Challenging geography
    650,000 sq km (UKx2)
    Diverse demographics
    1.18 m (712K in Winnipeg)
    Labour force 624K (2007)
    Aboriginals, EAL speakers (>270K)
    Diverse economy
    Federal political structure
    “Canada’s social science laboratory”
  • 3. Canada’s Essential SkillsContextualized by workplace occupation…
    Reading text
    Document use
    Writing
    Numeracy
    Computer skills
    Oral communication
    Thinking skills
    Problem Solving, Decision Making, Critical Thinking, Job Task Planning and Organizing, Significant Use of Memory, Finding Information
    Working with others
    Continuous learning
  • 4. Stakeholders:WEM & WPLARWorkplace Education Manitoba, Workplace PLAR
    Nonprofit partnerships of Government, Business and Labour
    WEM: workplace education in Essential Skills
    WPLAR: workplace Recognition of Prior Learning
    wem.mb.ca
    wplar.ca
  • 5. The Essential Skills Portfolio Origins and character
    First immigrants, now “general”
    Career changers (younger, older..)
    Reflection on life-wide learning of Essential Skills for employability
    Build confidence, improve “skills dialogue”
    Make resumes & cover letters clearer, more credible
    Preparation tool for interviews
    More than ES: attitudes, specialized skills
    Product: ring binder, from electronic templates
    18 hours class time + c. 18 hours of homework
  • 6. Building the ES portfolio Extracting value from experience
    Identify life experiences
    Reflect to draw out human capital
    • “KSAs”: Knowledge, Skills, Attitudes
    Write outcome statements for your KSAs
    Group into areas of expertise
    Put it all together in a portfolio
    • Title page, table of contents, introduction
    • 7. Lists: skills, examples & outcomes statements
    • 8. Evidence-demonstrations, documentation
    • 9. Resumes and cover letters
    • 10. Goals and plans (SMART goals)
  • The “e” factorAdvantages and opportunities
    Information Management
    Collecting, archiving, making different versions
    Measureability
    Frameworks, rubrics, summative tracking
    Interoperability
    Communication with other ICT systems via APIs, open standards
    Sharing
    “One to many”, digital copies, links to specific pages
    Multimedia
    Video, audio, digital images, online presentations…and scanned docs
    Internet skills
    Online research: documents, networks, Internet literacy
    Collaboration
    Easy to add comments, edit, mentor, coach
    Personal Learning Environment
    Integrated learning environment, professional network, digital identity
  • 11. Vision for Career Portfolio ManitobaCareer development for life
    All Manitobans
    Learner owned
    Lifelong
    Lifewide: home, community, school, work...
    Based on (not restricted to) Essential Skills
    Built through partnerships of stakeholders, with WEM and WPLAR as “anchor tenants”
    Globally aware, locally relevant
  • 12. Choosing the platformThe “Mahoodle” ecosystem
    Blended learning
    • Synch/asynch, in class/online
    • 13. Exposition
    • 14. Assess for comprehension
    • 15. Build knowledge
    INSTRUCTOR LED
    Export artefacts
    (learning products)
    “Single Sign On”
    Other artefacts
    Submit for recognition
    Links to artefacts & views;
    assignments, evidence for outcomes
    USER DRIVEN
    Mahara tools:
    Blog, forum, views
    Human capital
    Employability
    Skills transfer
    KSA asset building
    Collect, Select, Reflect…
    Artefacts, commentary, dialogue
    Networks
    Peers, mentors
    Other Web 2.0 tools:
  • 16. Choosing the supplierThe Development Manager (TDM)
  • 17. Essential Skills ePortfolioProgram overview
    Adapt the paper curriculum
    Leverage the “e” factor
    Embed authentic ICT skills
    Use relevant software applications
    Use accessible multimedia hardware
    Provide ongoing learning support
    Gap training / PD for SMART goals using Moodle
  • 18. ImplementationOnline tour
  • 19. ImplementationWorksheets
  • 20. ImplementationJob match summary
  • 21. Next steps
    Pilot
    Train the trainer
    Iterate, adapt
    Audiences, delivery formats
    Complete the business plan
    Build partnerships
    Grow
  • 22. Other government departments
    Other non-profits
    Sector Councils
    Individual employers
    Post secondary institutions
    Potential partners
  • 23. Community of communities“Small pieces, loosely joined”
    Government
    Information
    Portals
    Student
    Records
    Employer HR
    Management
    Systems
    eGovernment
    Single Window
    Service
    Online
    Credential
    Verification
    Mahoodle
    Hub
    Localized
    Labour Market
    Information
    Online
    Mentoring
    Services
    Job Boards,
    Recruitment
    Sites
    Web 2.0
    YouTube
    LinkedIn
    Twitter…
    Personal
    Networks,
    Communities
  • 24. Useful links
    Career Portfolio Manitoba
    http://careerportfolio.mb.ca
    Workplace Education Manitoba
    http://wem.mb.ca
    WPLAR
    http://wplar.ca
    Contact emails:
    Don Presant, Learning Agents Inc.
    don@learningagents.ca (Twitter: donpresant)
    Linda Maxwell, Keystone Adult Education Services Inc.
    adulted@mts.net
    Phyllis Mann, Workplace Education Manitoba
    PMann@wem.mb.ca