Awareness Tools - HRSDC

Essential Skills in the Workplace: What's in it for you? (2011)

This brief document, prepared by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), is designed to make employers aware of how investing in Essential Skills can help improve productivity, employee retention, and workplace morale.

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2012-11-21

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

What are Essential Skills? (2009)

This two-page document provides an introduction to the nine essential skills: reading, document use, numeracy, writing, oral communication, working with others, thinking, computer use, and continuous learning.

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2010-10-29

Sector Council Essential Skills Initiatives - Case Studies (2009)

Sector councils are organizations that identify, research and coordinate initiatives that support the development and management of human resources in most industries in Canada.

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2010-09-24

Building Essential Skills in the Workplace (2005)

Canadian organizations are becoming increasingly aware that they need to maximize the skills of their work force in order to compete and grow, which often means enhancing or refreshing their employees’ essential skills. In this document, the authors present five cases studies involving organizations that faced specific essential skills challenges.

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2008-04-16

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