What are Essential Skills? They are the skills we need to get through our jobs every day. They include: oral communication skills; computer skills; writing and reading skills; mathematics skills; and critical thinking skills.

In 2015, AUPE updated previous Essential Skills documents to help members and Locals develop and access training in their communities and workplaces. The Directory provides a complete list of offerings across the province. The Manual provides a roadmap for activists to set up an Essential Skills program in their workplace or Local.