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.