Job skills

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

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

The authors of this booklet follow a carpenter through a typical day to show how she uses Essential Skills in her work.

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2012-08-07

Using Essential Skills: On the Job with an Automotive Service Technician (2010)

In this booklet, the authors follow an automotive service technician through a typical day to show how he uses Essential Skills in his job.

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2012-08-03

Using Essential Skills: On the Job with a Plumber (2009)

The authors of this booklet follow a plumber through a typical day to illustrate how he uses Essential Skills in his work.

The plumber begins his day by using oral communication skills to discuss work with his boss and using writing skills to make notes about the project. He uses numeracy to calculate the space required to install a new toilet, then uses critical thinking to deal with a problem that crops up.

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2012-07-24

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

The authors of this booklet follow an oil pipeline welder through a typical day to show how he uses Essential Skills on the job.

He begins his day by using oral communication skills to discuss safety concerns with his supervisor, then draws upon document use skills to interpret symbols on a drawing to decide what kind of weld is needed. Critical thinking is required to determine which electrode is required in a particular situation.

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2012-07-18

Paving the Way to Lasting Employment (2012)

A Manual and Twelve Interactive Training Videos Demonstrating the Importance and Practice of Essential Skills in the Small Business Environment

This manual, which accompanies a series of 12 interactive videos, grew out of a project that focused on the “soft skills” that are a key to holding down a job. Those are the Essential Skills of oral communication, working with others, and thinking skills.

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2012-07-09

Thinking Self-Assessment (2011)

This document is part of a series of self-assessment tools prepared by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) to help individuals evaluate their Essential Skills. This self-assessment focuses on problem solving, decision making, and job-task planning and organizing.

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2012-07-06

Embedding literacy and essential skills in workplace learning: Breaking the solitudes (2012)

This literature review explores the concept of “embedded” workplace literacy and essential skills (WLES) education as a subset of general workplace learning. “Embedding” refers to various models that incorporate relevant learning activities into the teaching and learning of other workplace skills and knowledge.

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2012-07-04

Essential Skills for Success as an Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) (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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2012-06-25

Essential Skills for Success as a Hairstylist (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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2012-06-21

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