Workplace Essential Skills are the foundation and enabling skills that
help people learn work skills and perform the tasks required by their jobs.
These essential skills are required in every occupation at varying
levels of complexity.
The Test of Workplace Essential Skills or TOWES is an effective testing tool
that uses workplace documents to accurately measure three of the
essential skills needed for safe and productive employment. TOWES is the
only standardized assessment of essential skills in Canada.
SIAST offers TOWES testing services and Essential Skills programming and/or
individual consultations. Interested in building your own capability to
deliver TOWES assessments within your own organization? Talk to us about
having members of your own organization become certified as TOWES test
site administrators. To explore solutions for your organization, call
659-3764 in Saskatoon and 306-775-7479 in Regina or Moose Jaw.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic serves 27,000 distinct students through applied learning opportunities at campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities. Programs serve every economic and public service sector. As a polytechnic, the organization provides the depth of learning appropriate to employer and student need, including certificate, diploma and degree programs, and apprenticeship training. Saskatchewan Polytechnic engages in applied research, drawing on faculty expertise to support innovation by employers, and providing students the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills.