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Skills Management
System (SMS)

Our SMS outranks all learning management systems on the market today. In 2021, users named our technology partner, TalentLMS, a leader in satisfaction. Their system underpins our SMS.

Skills Council of Canada's mandate has always been to leverage state-of-the-art technologies and innovation to support organizations that do not have the capabilities, capacity, nor funding to otherwise access the most advanced skills management systems. Our SMS is a cloud-based system that is hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS) within the territories in which the service is being provided.

Free White Labeling

Working with Skills Council of Canada means you get access to your own branded SMS, white labelled to support your requirements, your brand, your network of partners, employees or clients.

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Over 70,000 teams globally are using this state-of-the-art learning management system. With its proven success, Skills Council of Canada has proudly partnered with TalentLMS.

Skills Council of Canada's SMS is a feature-rich SMS that offers everything organizations need to provide high-quality training and development opportunities for job seekers. It offers e-learning, blended learning, and social learning options, and is ideal for organizations that want to help job seekers develop their skills and reach their full potential.

1. Social Learning: SMS allows job seekers to collaborate and exchange ideas with each other for a deeper understanding of the training material.
2. Automated Enrollments and Notifications: SMS automates the enrollment process and sends notifications to keep job seekers informed and encouraged.
3. Certificates and Badges: SMS offers certificates and badges for job seekers who successfully complete training programs to showcase their skills and knowledge.
4. User Management: SMS allows organizations to easily manage large groups of job seekers with different roles and permissions.
5. Integrations: SMS integrates with popular third-party tools and platforms to streamline training programs.
6. Compliance and Security: SMS is designed with compliance and security in mind to protect sensitive information and provide detailed audit logs and reporting tools.

About Essential Skills

Essential skills are the fundamental abilities that enable individuals to effectively navigate through life, work, and social situations. Skills Council of Canada's SMS includes all the skills encompassing various cognitive, interpersonal, and emotional competencies that are vital for personal development and career advancement. By cultivating these essential skills, individuals can effectively navigate challenges, make informed decisions, and contribute positively to their communities and workplaces.

The importance of Essential Skills

Essential skills form the foundation for personal and professional growth, paving the way for success in various aspects of life. The importance of essential skills lies in their ability to enhance one's overall capabilities, making it easier to learn new skills, adapt to changing environments, and collaborate with others.

Examples of Essential Skills

Reading, writing, oral communication, numeracy, problem solving, critical thinking, teamwork, time management, adaptability, and emotional intelligence.

About Soft Skills

Soft skills are non-technical abilities that facilitate effective interaction and collaboration with others. Skills Council of Canada has 4000+ courses and assessments that focus on soft skills development.

The importance of Soft Skills

Soft skills are crucial for building relationships, enhancing communication, fostering teamwork, problem-solving, and leadership. Employers value these skills for their contributions to overall professional competence.

Examples of Soft Skills

Communication, teamwork, problem-solving, adaptability, emotional intelligence, time management, critical thinking, decision-making, conflict resolution, self-motivation, active listening, creativity, negotiation, stress management, empathy, assertiveness, networking, resilience, cultural awareness, delegation.

About Technical Skills

Technical skills refer to the specialized knowledge and abilities required to effectively perform tasks in specific industries or job roles. Skills Council of Canada has thousands of courses to help develop your technical skills.

The importance of Technical Skills

Technical skills are essential as they enable individuals to carry out their duties with precision, efficiency, and competence. The importance of technical skills lies in their ability to help individuals excel in their careers, adapt to technological advancements, and contribute to organizational success.

Examples of Technical Skills

Programming languages (e.g., Python, Java, C++), Data analysis (e.g., Excel, R, Tableau), Web development (e.g., HTML, CSS, JavaScript), Cybersecurity (e.g., encryption, firewall management), Project management (e.g., Agile, Scrum, PMP), Cloud computing (e.g., AWS, Azure, Google Cloud), Networking (e.g., Cisco, Juniper, IPv6), Mobile app development (e.g., iOS, Android, Xamarin), Computer-aided design (CAD) software (e.g., AutoCAD, SolidWorks, CATIA), and 10) Machine learning (e.g., TensorFlow, PyTorch, scikit-learn).

About Vocational Skills

Vocational skills, also known as trade or technical skills, are practical abilities and competencies acquired through specialized training or education, aimed at preparing individuals for specific careers or professions. Skills Council of Canada has hundreds of courses to help develop your vocational skills.

The importance of Vocational Skills

Vocational skills are vital in today's fast-paced and diverse job market, as they enable workers to be more productive, adaptable, and employable across various industries. The importance of vocational skills lies in their ability to enhance an individual's career prospects, contribute to personal growth, and address the increasing demand for skilled professionals in various sectors. By equipping individuals with the right set of abilities, vocational skills help bridge the gap between academic learning and real-world applications, leading to increased job satisfaction and economic growth.

Examples of Vocational Skills

Welding, carpentry, automotive repair, plumbing, electrical installation, culinary arts, graphic design, computer programming, medical assisting, and cosmetology.

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