Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC)

Using Essential Skills: On the Job with an Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) (2010)

In this booklet, the authors describe a typical day for an industrial mechanic, also known as a millwright, to show how he uses Essential Skills on the job.

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2013-04-22

Numeracy Research: Recommendations and definition - Interview with Katherine Clarke-Nolan, Policy analyst, OLES [Audio – 3:09] (2011)

This is the fourth in a series of podcasts, developed by the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES) in Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), describing the research on numeracy that is part of the Essential Skills Research Project undertaken to improve the current measurement framework for those skills.

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2013-04-22

Numeracy Research: Comparative analysis - Interview with Katherine Clarke-Nolan, Policy analyst, OLES [Audio – 0:55] (2011)

This is the third in an eight-part podcast series, produced by the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES) in Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), focusing on research on numeracy that is part of the Essential Skills Research Project undertaken to improve the current measurement framework for those skills.

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2013-04-17

Numeracy Research: Literature review & framework - Interview with Katherine Clarke-Nolan, Policy analyst, OLES [Audio – 1:02] (2011)

This is the second in a series of podcasts, developed by the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES) in Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), outlining research on numeracy that is part of the Essential Skills Research Project undertaken to improve the current measurement framework for those skills.

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2013-04-12

Using Essential Skills: On the Job with a Hairstylist (2010)

In this booklet, the authors focus on a typical day to explain how a hairstylist uses Essential Skills in her work.

The hairstylist begins her day by reading appointment schedules and client history cards, which are examples of document use. She relies on numeracy and reading skills to follow the instructions for measuring and mixing ingredients to prepare a colour treatment for a client.

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2013-04-09

Numeracy Research Objectives - Interview with Katherine Clarke-Nolan, Policy analyst, OLES [Audio – 1:52] (2011)

This audio file introduces a series of podcasts, developed by the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES) in Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), focusing on numeracy-related research undertaken as part of the Essential Skills Research Project designed to improve the current measurement framework for those skills.

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2013-04-03

Essential Skills for Success as a Machinist (2009)

This fact sheet is one of a series prepared by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) to explain how Essential Skills are used in a particular trade.

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2013-04-02

Using Essential Skills: On the Job with a Sheet Metal Worker (2010)

In this booklet, the authors follow a sheet metal worker on the job to show how he uses Essential Skills in his work.

He begins his day by using oral communications skills to get more information from a client, then uses critical thinking to design a structure to connect two ducts. Numeracy skills are required to measure existing ducts.

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2013-03-26

Essential Skills for Success as an Automotive Service Technician (2009)

This fact sheet, prepared by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), explains how an auto service technician would use Essential Skills to carry out everyday tasks.

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2013-03-26

Essential Skills for Success as a Carpenter (2009)

This fact sheet, prepared by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), explains how a carpenter would use Essential Skills to carry out everyday tasks.

For instance, a carpenter would need the Essential Skill of reading for project specifications and notes on blueprints while the skill of oral communication would be needed to talk with the owner about potential changes.

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2013-03-12

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