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Tools & Publications

SkillPlan has developed resources which contribute to workforce skills development, used by trainers, educators, trades instructors, and apprentices. Highlights include topics such as: Trade math workbooks for carpenters and general construction, trade entrance test prep guides for various trade occupations, mentoring in technical training, oral communication on the job. Please scroll down to see our catalogue. Click the title to view detailed information about each item. You can order our publications in two ways:
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Numeracy Rules

Author(s): Sue Grecki
Format: 3-Ring Binder, 98 Pages
Price: $27.00
(*Price for 10+): $24.30
Category: Apprentices, Essential Skills, Learners, Practioners, Trades

Practice numeracy essential skills such as measuring, fractions, and making metric-imperial conversions. Includes worksheets, rulers, and a pocket guide.
Also available: Pocket Guides can be purchased separately.

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Numeracy Rules Pocket Guide

Author(s): Sue Grecki
Format: 3 fold card
Price: $1.25
(*Price for 10+): $1.25
Category: Apprentices, Essential Skills, Instructors, Learners, Practioners, Trades

This pocket guide (when folded measures 3.5″ x 4.25″) is a ruler itself and a reference to trades math conversions and formulas.

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Oral Communication on the Job

Author(s): Ginny Chiu, Claire Lloyd
Format: Coil bound, 158 pages
Price: $78
(*Price for 10+): $70.20
Category: Essential Skills, Instructors, Practioners, Trades

Teach effective communication skills in the workplace.
Includes: CD with dialogues

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Preparing for the Boilermaker Trade

Author(s): Sue Grecki, Teresa Phillips
Format: 3-Ring Binder, 112 Pages
Price: $27
(*Price for 10+): $24.30
Category: Apprentices, Instructors, Trades

Prepare for writing Trade Assessments. Practice your essential skills while preparing for technical training in one of the construction trades.
Also available: Prep Guides for Bricklayers, Floorlayers, Heavy Equipment Occupations, Ironworkers

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Preparing for Heavy Equipment Occupations

Author(s): Sue Grecki
Format: 3 ring binder, 71 pages
Price: $27
(*Price for 10+): $24.30
Category: Apprentices, Instructors, Trades

Prepare for writing Trade Assessments. Practice your essential skills while preparing for technical training in one of the construction trades.
Also available: Prep Guides for Boilermakers, Bricklayers, Floorlayers, Ironworkers

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Preparing for the Ironworker Trade

Author(s): Sue Grecki
Format: 3 ring binder, 100 pages
Price: $27
(*Price for 10+): $24.30
Category: Apprentices, Instructors, Trades

Prepare for writing Trade Assessments. Practice your essential skills while preparing for technical training in one of the construction trades.
Also available: Prep Guides for Boilermakers, Bricklayers, Floorlayers, Heavy Equipment Occupations

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Reading at Work: Workplace Reader

Author(s): Lynda Fownes, Corinne Volpatti, Vanya Wong
Format: 3 ring binder, 306 pages
Price: $38
(*Price for 10+): $34.20
Category: Essential Skills, Learners, Practioners

Learners practice transferable essential skills such as locating, comparing/contrasting, and evaluating information. Based on authentic workplace documents.
Also available:
Reading at Work: Facilitator’s Guide, Document Use at Work, Numeracy at Work, Writing at Work.

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Reading at Work: Facilitator’s Guide

Author(s): Jean Tonski, Lynda Fownes, Vanya Wong
Format: 3-ring binder, 410 pages
Price: $98
(*Price for 10+): $88.20
Category: Essential Skills, Practioners

Introduce and expand on topics from the Workplace Reader, providing learning strategies, suggestions for further activities, and additional source documents.
Companion to:
Reading at Work: Workplace Reader.

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Science for the Trades

Author(s): Sue Grecki
Format: Coil bound, 132 pages
Price: $27
(*Price for 10+): $24.30
Category: Apprentices, Instructors, Trades

An illustrated guide to basic applications in the construction industry. Physics and chemistry.
Companion to: Tools for the Trade

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Sustainable Essential Skills: Instructor’s Guide

Author(s): SkillPlan and Buildforce Canada
Format: Coil bound, 86 pages
Price: $39
(*Price for 10+): $39
Category: Essential Skills, Instructors, Practioners, Trades

Learn how to integrate Essential Skills into technical training materials. Supplement lessons with trade-specific worksheets.
Companion to Sustainable Essential Skills: Trades Worksheets Book 1, 2, & 3.
Included with e-learning course Applying Essential Skills to Technical Training


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