Job skills

A Successful Pairing! [Video - 1:12] (2011)

This video, prepared by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), features a young woman who enters the workforce at the age of 27 after taking part in a program designed to help young people, ages 15 to 30, who have disabilities or face barriers to employment.

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2012-12-12

Leveraging Government and Industry Partnerships for Essential Skills Training - Case Study [videos] (2012)

This resource offers a look at how employers in Manitoba are working with the provincial government to develop training programs to build the skills of their workers.

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2012-11-21

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 in the Workplace (2012)

This fact sheet offers examples of how each of the nine Essential Skills might be used in the workplace.

For example, the skill of document use helps employees understand and enter information into documents such as charts, graphs, pay stubs, blueprints, and schedules, while the skill of computer use makes it possible to understand company-specific software.

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2012-11-06

Hastings Racecourse - Vancouver, British Columbia: Case Study [Video - 7:12] (2012)

This is one of four video case studies developed by ABC Life Literacy Canada to showcase successful workplace education programs across Canada.

This video focuses on Hastings Racecourse in Vancouver, British Columbia, which has its own learning centre to help employees develop both Essential Skills and the unique job skills required in the horse racing industry.

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2012-11-05

Team Approach [Video – 5:57] (2008)

This video is part of the Emerit professional training program developed by the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council (CTHRC).

The narrators explain that success in tourism relies on everyone accepting the team approach, which means putting the good of the team ahead of one’s personal feelings. Team work requires respect, negotiating skills, and good communication.

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2012-11-02

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

Ethics and Special Needs [Video – 8:21 ] (2008)

This video explains the importance both of ethics and of meeting special needs in the tourism industry.

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2012-10-22

Selling Techniques [Video – 7:46] (2008)

This video is one of the resources prepared as part of the Emerit professional training program developed by the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council (CTHRC).

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2012-10-15

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

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