Getting Prepared for Trades Training

What are essential skills for the trades?
Essential skills are skills used in all trades, in different ways and at different levels of complexity. Definitions, common tasks and examples of how each skill is used in various trades are outlined below.

Computer

writing

Numeracy

reading

working others

document

Continuous

oral

thinking

Tools, Assessments and Training Support
A series of tools has been developed by Employment and Social Development Canada to help individuals and organizations address workplace essential skills challenges.
Available in a variety of formats, the tools target different learning styles and skills levels, and can be adapted to meet the needs of:
Job seekers and workers
Apprentices and tradespersons
Trainers and career counsellors
Employers