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.

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Please be advised that Studio is a work in progress and we are in the early stages of posting to our new website. We’re very excited to be with you. Copian has compiled a list of organizations from across Canada that have produced case studies of workplace education programs. Information about these resources will be added to our directory regularly. If you’re wondering how you or your organization can become a contributor to Studio, please contact us by writing to studio@copian.ca.

Please note the program descriptions contained in these case studies were accurate and up to date at the time the documents were produced.

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