Welcome to Studio

— Copian's website devoted to workplace education case studies

Our searchable directory features case studies — in both official languages — of exemplary workplace education delivery models within the context of literacy and essential skills (LES) and beyond.

Studio, in Latin, means to study, to pursue eagerly or to be eager for.

What is Studio?

Studio is your work room, your resource centre, your meeting place and your connection to knowledge and expertise in the field of workplace learning and essential skills. Browse the collected resources and review case studies of best practices in workplace education programs from across Canada.

Find a case study that works for you and helps to meet your workplace needs. Use the Conversation Corner as a comments/feedback section to tell us what you think and to share your findings with others who could benefit from your experience with a particular resource.

Case studies are about lessons learned. They tell the story of particular workplace education initiatives. What was happening that prompted the effort? What were the challenges? What decisions were made, what steps were taken and by whom? In addition, what were the outcomes – how did the program address the initial issues? How can others learn from this example? Sharing such models helps others to understand their own situations and assess how best to tackle skills and learning issues in the workplace.

— Alison Howard, Principal Research Associate, Organizational Effectiveness and Learning, The Conference Board of Canada