Essential Skills Tools

Inform

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What are Essential Skills for the Trades?
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Essential Skills Tools for the Skilled Trades - Postcard
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Essential Skills for Success as an Automotive Service Technician
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Essential Skills for Success as a Carpenter
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Essential Skills for Success as a Construction Electrician 
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Essential Skills for Success as a Cook
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Essential Skills for Success as a Hairstylist
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Essential Skills for Success as an Industrial Electrician
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Essential Skills for Success as an Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)
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Essential Skills for Success as an Ironworker
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Essential Skills for Success as a Machinist 
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Essential Skills for Success as a Plumber
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Essential Skills for Success as a Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
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Essential Skills for Success as a Sheet Metal Worker
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Essential Skills for Success as a Steamfitter-Pipefitter
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Essential Skills for Success as a Truck and Transport Mechanic
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Essential Skills for Success as a Welder
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Using Essential Skills: On the Job with a Plumber
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Using Essential Skills: On the Job with an Automotive Service Technician
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Using Essential Skills: On the Job with a Carpenter
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Using Essential Skills: On the Job with a Cook
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Using Essential Skills: On the Job with a Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)
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Using Essential Skills: On the Job with a Hairstylist
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Using Essential Skills: On the Job with a Machinist
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Using Essential Skills: On the Job with a Sheet Metal Worker
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Using Essential Skills: On the Job with a Construction Electrician
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Using Essential Skills: On the Job with a Welder
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Assess

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Essential Skills Self-Assessment for the Trades
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Essential Skills Workbook for the Trades
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Support 

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Using Essential Skills: Preparing for Your Interprovincial Red Seal Exam
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Essential Skills for Your Apprenticeship Training
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Before Training: Resources to Improve Your Essential Skills
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Trades Math Workbook
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Other Resources

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To order

Essential Skills and Apprenticeship Kit Folder
(WP-139-10-09)

To order kits, please see instructions below

Essential Skills Profiles

There are over 350 Essential Skills Profiles which describe how workers in various occupations use each of the essential skills; 45 of the profiles are specific to the Red Seal Trades. All of the profiles are available through a searchable database.

Each Essential Skills Profile includes:
     - A brief description of the occupation 
     - Examples of tasks that illustrate how each essential skill is used in
        the occupation     
     - Complexity ratings that indicate the level of difficulty of the sample tasks


We would appreciate receiving your feedback on the Essential Skills Tools.

To order copies of the tools, mail or fax your request to:

Enquiries Centre
Publications Services
Employment and Social Development Canada
140 Promenade du Portage
Phase IV, 12th Floor
Gatineau, QC
K1A 0J9
Fax: (819) 953-7260
Email: publications@hrsdc-rhdsc.gc.ca

(Please include the publication number in your request.)

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