Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC)

Essential Skills for Success as a Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic (2011)

This document provides a look at how a refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic uses Essential Skills in the workplace. It is part of a series prepared by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC).

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2012-11-15

Essential Skills for Success as a Steamfitter-Pipefitter (2011)

Steamfitters-pipefitters build, install, and maintain piping systems that carry oil and gas products, water, steam, chemicals, and other fluids. They may work in oil refineries, pulp and paper mills, power plants, food and beverage factories, the automotive industry, or other industrial settings.

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2012-11-08

Essential Skills for Success as a Truck and Transport Mechanic (2011)

This document is part of a series prepared by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) to help apprentices learn how Essential Skills are used on the job and prepare for a career.

In this fact sheet, the authors look at how each of the nine Essential Skills might be used on the job by a truck and transport mechanic.

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2012-11-01

Essential Skills for Success as an Industrial Electrician (2011)

This document offers examples of how an industrial electrician uses Essential Skills on the job. It is part of a series prepared by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC).

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2012-10-26

Essential Skills for Success as an Ironworker (2011)

This fact sheet, part of a series prepared by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), can be used by an apprentice ironworker to learn how Essential Skills are used on the job; discover the skills needed to succeed in the trade; and prepare for a career.

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2012-10-19

Essential Skills Tools for the Skilled Trades (2011)

This two-page document provides information about tools that are available through Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) to help understand, assess, and improve Essential Skills. The tools can be used by apprentices and tradespersons; employers; and trainers, educators, or advisors. The authors provide, in chart form, examples of what they describe as inform tools, assess tools, and support tools.

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2012-10-11

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

In this booklet, the authors follow a cook through a typical day to show how she uses Essential Skills in her job.

At the beginning of her shift, the cook relies on the skill of document use to read the schedule to see who she will be working with. She uses her critical thinking skills to decide who will work in each part of the kitchen that evening and calls upon her numeracy skills to make a smaller quantity of a recipe.

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2012-09-28

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

In this booklet, the authors follow a journeyperson construction electrician and her work partner through a typical day to show how they use Essential Skills on the job.

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2012-09-21

How to Run an Essential Skills Competition: Helpful Tips and Activity Ideas (2012)

This guide explains how to run a competition that tests Essential Skills in a fun way. The information contained in the guide is based on a competition organized by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), Office of Literacy and Essential Skills, in 2011.

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2012-09-14

Using Essential Skills: Preparing for Your Interprovincial Red Seal Exam (2009)

At the end of an apprenticeship program, the student can apply to write the Interprovincial Red Seal exam, which allows him to practise his trade in any province or territory in Canada where the trade is designated.

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2012-08-27

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