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Plain Language for Construction [Construction HR Solutions]

Publisher: 
Construction Sector Council
Year of publication: 
2006

Owners, managers, tradespeople, apprentices and people interested in constructions careers – or anyone who has a message to communicate – will find helpful tips on how to write and communicate using plain language in this guide. The document is designed to help employers and others write clear, understandable instructions in order to improve communication and safety in the workplace.

Essential Skills Activities for Trades [Construction HR Solutions]

Publisher: 
Construction Sector Council
Year of publication: 
2006

Designed for educators, trainers, tradespeople, apprentices, and people considering construction careers, this collection of activities links Essential Skills with workplace applications. Students use the workbook to practice Essential Skills, including Reading, Document Use and Math, by doing exercises based on actual construction materials and situations.

Step Up: Build on your talents, Construction Supervisor First Level Essential Skills – Workbook [Construction HR Solutions]

Publisher: 
Construction Sector Council
Year of publication: 
2008

Designed to help supervisors and tradespeople who are interested in becoming supervisors to practice their Essential Skills, this tool was developed as a companion to the National Occupational Analysis (NOA) for the Construction Supervisor (First Level). The workbook is based on actual Construction Supervisor materials and situations.

Step Up: Build on your Talents, Construction Supervisor First Level Essential Skills – Self Assessment [Construction HR Solutions]

Publisher: 
Construction Sector Council
Year of publication: 
2008

Designed to help supervisors and tradespeople who are interested in becoming supervisors to assess their Essential Skills, this tool was developed as a companion to the National Occupational Analysis (NOA) for the Construction Supervisor (First Level). The self-assessment tool is based on actual Construction Supervisor materials and situations.

Preparing for Carpenter Training [Construction HR Solutions]

Publisher: 
Construction Sector Council
Year of publication: 
2009

This Essential Skills tool, developed with the Carpenters and Millwrights Training Centre of New Brunswick, can assist people interested in careers in the Carpenter trade who want to assess their current Essential Skills and their readiness for technical training. The booklet provides exercises that students can use to practice and assess their grasp of the Numeracy and Math skills they will need during technical training and on the job.

Developing Trades Math Worksheets, A Handbook for Construction Trades Instructors [Construction HR Solutions]

Publisher: 
Construction Sector Council
Year of publication: 
2009

Based on Essential Skills foundations and developed by experienced training professionals, this workbook is designed to help instructors develop math worksheets for apprentices in technical training settings. Users learn how to incorporate Essential Skills into worksheets that will meet instructional goals and help apprentices to learn essential trades math.

The Business Case for Essential Skills in Construction [Construction HR Solutions]

Publisher: 
Construction Sector Council
Year of publication: 
2010

The research behind this report establishes a link between Essential Skills upgrading during early apprenticeship training and return on training investment for employers. The report contains three major sections: the impact of offering Essential Skills training for apprentices; the impact on return on training investment; and lessons learned from applying Essential Skills interventions.

Tips on Introducing Essential Skills into Construction Trades Training [Construction HR Solutions]

Publisher: 
Construction Sector Council
Year of publication: 
2010

Trades instructors looking for practical ways to teach Essential Skills to apprentices studying a trade will find useful information in this publication. It provides tips and strategies for teaching Reading, Document Use and Numeracy.

Essential Skills Strategy for the Construction Industry [Construction HR Solutions]

Publisher: 
Construction Sector Council
Year of publication: 
2005

The CSC uses the Essential Skills Strategy to guide its work with industry stakeholders to ensure that construction workers have the levels of Essential Skills they need to fully participate in training and employment. The strategy includes five key elements: research, awareness, coordination, training and standards, and a clearinghouse function.

Construction Industry Essential Skills Workshop: Final Report (2003) [Construction HR Solutions]

Publisher: 
Construction Sector Council
Year of publication: 
2003

The CSC held this workshop to increase industry awareness of Essential Skills activities and best practices. The report documents the outcomes of the workshop and industry’s input into a strategy that guides the CSC’s work in Essential Skills.

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