Job skills

Essential Skills for Success as a Cook (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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2012-06-15

Essential Skills for Success as a Construction Electrician (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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2012-06-08

Clerical Curriculum – Essential Skills Training (2011)

This curriculum has been designed for adults who want to strengthen their reading, writing, math, and other Essential Skills in preparation for an entry-level position or for further training in clerical work. It provides information and activities related to real work in the clerical field, as well as demonstration activities that can be included in a job application.

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2012-06-07

Skills that work: Workforce materials for literacy programs (2004)

This manual has been designed using a skills-based format suggested by many of the literacy practitioners the authors consulted. The authors have focused on eight skills: filling out forms; following spoken directions; following written directions; presenting information orally; reading labels; reading schedules; reading a form; and using fractions.

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2012-05-30

What are Essential Skills for the Trades? (2009)

Prepared by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), this fact sheet contains definitions for each of the nine Essential Skills; typical applications for each skill in general terms; and examples of how each skill can be used in a specific trade setting.

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2012-04-17

Blended Learning for Soft Skills Development (2010)

Testing a Four-Level Framework for Integrating Work and Learning to Maximize Personal Practice and Job Performance

“Blended learning” refers to combining different kinds of instructional approaches, like face-to-face learning and coaching, with a variety of technologies, including discussion boards, e-content, and conference calls.

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2012-03-27

Digital Skills Research: Interview with Natalie Frank, Manager, OLES – Consultations with employers [Audio – 2:55] (2011)

This audio file is part of a podcast series developed by Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES), Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), describing a research project that will help to update the computer use element of the Essential Skills framework.

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2012-03-21

Readers' Guide to Essential Skills Profiles (2010)

This document provides a foundation of information for anyone who wants to understand and use Essential Skills Profiles, which describe the frequency and complexity of the use of Essential Skills in different occupational groups.

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2012-03-13

Casino Reading Skills: Essential Skills for the Gaming Industry (2010)

This document is one in a series of seven workbooks designed to help new and potential employees in the gaming industry develop their essential skills.

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2012-03-12

Casino Thinking Skills: Essential Skills for the Gaming Industry (2010)

This workbook is part of a series developed during a two-year project initiated by the Canadian Gaming Centre of Excellence (CGCE), a subsidiary of Manitoba Lotteries.

The first section of the workbook offers a review of thinking skills in general, touching on such topics as thinking critically; making decisions; solving problems; and finding information.

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2012-03-05

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