Job skills

Client Booklet: Reading – Level 2 (2013)

This document is designed for use by an employment-counselling client to assess skill in reading at Level 2 complexity. This booklet is part of a tool developed by HRSDC, now called Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), to promote a better understanding of Essential Skills (ES) needed for the workplace, and to help identify ES strengths and areas for improvement.

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2013-10-24

Job Success Strategies – Instructional Resource (2012)

This instructor’s manual is part of the “Career – Life – Work” series produced by the NWT Literacy Council.

In this section, the focus is on helping learners understand all the demands of working full-time and giving them strategies to deal with challenges that might come up.

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2013-10-15

Measuring Skills in Construction (2007)

This document outlines a model for gathering labour market information at the in-depth level of skills, rather than simply tracking the number of workers available by occupation and the number of positions that need to be filled.

The model was designed and tested by the Construction Sector Council (CSC), now known as BuildForce Canada.

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2013-10-10

Client Booklet: Reading – Level 1 (2013)

This booklet is part of a tool developed by HRSDC, now called Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), to help employment counsellors carry out informal Essential Skills needs assessments. It is designed for use by a client to assess skill in reading at Level 1 complexity.

The booklet begins with a discussion of reading skills, and instructions for doing the assessment.

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2013-10-07

Canada Post Corporation's Learning Institute: Building Leadership Skills Throughout the Organization (1999)

Canada Post Corporation’s Learning Institute is developing the generic employability skills of all its employees and improving employees’ job performance by increasing its emphasis on education and training, and aligning the corporation’s learning programs with its business strategies and culture.

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2013-10-03

Earning Your Wheels: The Driving Force Behind Skills, Competencies and Attitudes in Canada's Trucking Industry (2005)

The Earning Your Wheels (EYW) program developed by the Canadian Trucking Human Resource Council (CTHRC) helps both workers and the industry by developing skilled, competent, and knowledgeable drivers.

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2013-08-06

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

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

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

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