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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

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

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

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

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2013-02-15

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

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: Preparing for Your Interprovincial Red Seal Exam (2009)

At the end of an apprenticeship program, the student can apply to write the Interprovincial Red Seal exam, which allows him to practise his trade in any province or territory in Canada where the trade is designated.

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2012-08-27

Essential Skills for Your Apprenticeship Training (2009)

Apprenticeship training combines in-class learning with on-the-job experience. Having strong Essential Skills such as reading, document use, writing and thinking can help the apprentice succeed in this training.

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2012-08-17

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

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