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Canada’s Essential Skills Framework: Updates, Changes, and Implications


Nov 26, 2020 01:30 PM

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Barb Glass
Executive Director @College Sector Committee for Academic Upgrading
Barb's teaching career began in the (then) York Region Board of Education. In 1990, she relocated to North Bay and spent 23 years at Canadore College, teaching and coordinating adult upgrading and pre-apprenticeship programs. Subsequently, Barb moved to Conestoga College as Chair, Preparatory Programs, followed by a three-year tenure at Niagara College as Associate Dean, Access Programs. In 2016, Barb began her current position as Executive Director of the CSC.
Sandy Hennessey
Essential Skills Consultant @College Sector Committee for Adult Upgrading
Sandi has worked with the College Sector Committee for the last 13 years after working in adult training in the college system for 30+ years. She has used her training in Essential Skills research and development initiatives nationally, provincially, and regionally. This has included working with the CSC to lead the development of ES web applications which combine ES assessment with career research and online learning activity plans.
Michael Herzog
Founder @the Essential Skills Group Inc.
Michael Herzog is the founder of the Essential Skills Group Inc. (ESG), the company best known for developing revolutionary online assessments in the field of essential skills. He works with governments, educational institutions, non-profits, and the private sector to develop practical solutions aimed at assessing and building skills that are critical to employment and educational success. In the past decade alone, ESG has delivered more than 600,000 online assessments. Michael takes pride in the fact that he and his team are changing lives and opening doors to opportunity for people who often encounter barriers to success. Michael holds an MBA and is a certified essential skills profiler. He also earned a certificate in Non-profit Management.