20 years of experience Developing Workforce Skills
Essential Skills Services for Other Industries


Your company may need to determine if workers have skills gaps that may be the underlying cause for low worker or trainee performance. We conduct assessments of workers and design products that practice Essential Skills. These Essential Skills are foundational skills such as Reading, Document Use, Numeracy, and Oral Communication.


Assessing selected workers at your company for Reading, Document Use, Numeracy, and Oral Communication skills gaps. Comparisons to the Essential Skills Profiles, which describe skills levels for occupations in Canada, will determine how your workers compare to national skills levels.

  • Interviewing workers, supervisors, and contractors as part of the assessment process.
  • Designing a workshop or program to address skills gaps found in an assessment.


Paper-based assessments for workers to practice the Reading, Document Use, and Numeracy levels in various industries are published and available online at the How Do Your Skills Measure Up? website.

For a list of some assessments we have published, click below.

Tourism occupations – assessment activities and workbook
Cooks and Line Cooks
Food and Beverage Servers
Hotel Front Desk Clerks
Hotel Room Attendants (Light Duty Cleaners)
Restaurant and Food Service Managers
Visitor Service Coordinators
Truck Drivers – assessment activities and workbook
Aircraft Assemblers
Assemblers and Inspectors
Automotive Service Technicians
Clerks (Accounting, Administrative, General Office, Personnel)
Dental Assistants
Nurse Aides
Process Control and Machine Operators
Retail Sales Associates
Sawmill Machine Operators
Security Guards
Shippers and Receivers
Storekeepers and Parts Clerks
Welder and Waste Plant Operators


Additional Assessment Resources

TOWES assessment products measure Essential Skills levels of workers.