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Problem solving

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In: Work skills

What you’ll learn...

  • What problem solving is
  • Why problem-solving skills are important at
    work and in daily life
  • What steps to take to solve problems
  • How to build strong problem-solving skills

Course description

Everyone has problems. Being able to solve them can improve our quality of life. Problem solving is the skill we use to fix things. Building strong problem-solving skills can help us understand what causes the problems we face and what we can do about them. It can also make us happier, more confident, and more independent.

In this course, we’ll learn about:

  • What problem solving is and why it’s important
  • What steps to take to start solving problems
  • Why a problem might happen and how to use problem-solving skills to tackle it

The Problem Solving course is part of the UP Skills for Work program which helps you build skills for learning, work, and life. When you have these skills, you have the foundation you need to work well with others — at work, at home, and in your community. The UP Skills for Work program courses include: Motivation, Attitude, Accountability, Presentation, Collaboration, Time Management, Adaptability, Stress Management, Reading, Writing, Numeracy, Digital, Problem Solving, Confidence, Communication, Creativity and Innovation.

This course is made possible through support in part by the Government of Canada’s Adult Learning, Literacy and Essential Skills program. Canada Life is the founding sponsor of UP Skills for Work. To learn more about the program, please visit the UP Skills for Work website.

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