May 2, 2024

Coaching the Skills for Success – Playbook

The Skills for Success (SFS) are foundational and transferable skills that were identified by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) as critical for participating and thriving in the workplace, learning environments, and in life.

The Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW) is a national not-for-profit organization that exists to promote and support meaningful and equitable employment of persons with disabilities. Through CCRW’s ESDC-funded Skilled Talent Employment Advantage Method (STEAM) program, which ran from June 2022 through March 2024, jobseekers with disabilities accessed pre-employment SFS training, including a vast catalogue of CCRW-developed eLearning courses, as well as individualized support from CCRW’s Training and Development Coaches. These frontline staff members developed training plans with jobseekers to suit unique goals and support needs.

Through November 2023, CCRW’s Research Team interviewed 7 frontline staff to learn about best practices in supporting jobseekers’ skill development and career journeys. Findings from these interviews are collected in this Skills for Success Playbook as a resource for others implementing SFS training tailored towards jobseekers and workers with disabilities. As it is the mandate of CCRW to support persons with disabilities in seeking, securing, and navigating meaningful employment opportunities, the findings from these interviews are specific to jobseekers with disabilities, though the insights from this Playbook can also benefit organizations serving other communities.

View the Playbook Here

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