Labour Market Development Programs
Adult Basic Education (ABE)
What is ABE?
Adult Basic Education (ABE) is an umbrella term that refers to a wide range of services, credit, and non-credit programs designed to help adult learners achieve their goals. These goals may include:
Successful completion of credit programs results in a certificate of standing, which is critical for gaining entrance to technical and trade schools, apprenticeship training, or university. The knowledge, skills, and attitudes gained in secondary education are important for those who wish to enter or re-enter the labour force, who need retraining, or who wish to advance in a chosen career.
Non Credit Programs
Non-credit programs are based on the needs of the members of the community and will vary from region to region. Contact one of the following post-secondary delivery organizations for more information on non-credit opportunities.
ABE Policy & Procedures
The ABE Policy and Procedures Manual including the latest forms is available on the ABE Partners website. This is a password protected site, available only to ABE delivery organizations.
For information on obtaining a password, please contact your organization's ABE administrator or call (306) 787-2354.
The GED® tests measure the academic skills and knowledge expected of high school graduates. Recognized throughout North America, the GED® testing program has served as a bridge to education and employment. The GED® tests provide a reliable vehicle through which adults can certify that they possess the major and lasting outcomes of a traditional high school education.
For literacy workers, learners, and friends who have participated in the Circle of Learning Levels 1 and 2, this document is the realization of a five-year investment in developing a tool for quality literacy programming in Saskatchewan.
The five required courses at the Adult 10 level are Communications, Social Sciences, Life/Work Studies, Mathematics and Science. Revised curricula are posted in various formats as well as links to online resources and supplemental documents applicable to the various curricula.
Recognizing Prior Learning (RPL) is a broad umbrella concept which values all learning that people have gained in their lives.
The Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES) is focused on improving the literacy and essential skills of adult Canadians to get a job, stay in the job market, and contribute to their communities and families. Through extensive research, the Government of Canada and other national and international agencies have identified and validated nine key Essential Skills for the workplace. These skills are used in nearly every job and at different levels of complexity. They provide the foundation for learning all other skills and enable people to evolve with their jobs and adapt to workplace change.
The Saskatchewan Action Research Network (SARN), formerly called Research-in-Practice, is in its 5th year of operation in Saskatchewan. To date, 88 practitioners have been trained in Action research and 8 mentors have been trained. In 2011-2012, four institutes SIAST (Wascana), SIAST(Woodlands), Southeast Regional College, and Great Plains College held workshops so staff members could participate as teams.
The Action Research Projects throughout the province indicate there are common concerns that the practitioners have. These are retention rates, attendance and lateness. Several of these projects are found on the SARN website.
The Ministry of Education's Technology Supported Learning (TSL) operated until the end of the 2008-2009 school year when it closed its doors permanently.
Frontier College is a national literacy organization with a goal to bring literacy and learning to Canadians everywhere.
The Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN) is the national hub for research, information and knowledge exchange, increasing literacies and essential skills across Canada.
PTA provides grant funding to assist with the costs of living for low income adult students enrolled full-time in basic education, workforce development programs or quick skills training which are not eligible for student loan funding.