The Trades Essentials program was designed to increase participation in trades by providing a well-defined pathway for each client to build on present skills and access services necessary for success in his or her occupation.
Trade Specific Essential Skills Inventories (ESI)
Through a dynamic assessment process using contextualized Essential Skills assessments, clients can identify individual proficiency levels of the following Essential Skills: reading text, document use, numeracy, oral communication, writing and using computers. The Essential Skills Inventory and the Technical Skills Inventory assist the client to develop a learning path which includes measurable targets to reach his/her individual goals.
Trade Specific Essential Skills Curriculum
Trade-specific curriculum frameworks have been created for each of the thirteen trades along with trades specific curriculum guidelines and suggested resource materials.
Technical Skills Inventories (TSI)
Through a self-assessment process, clients are able to identify their individual trade specific skills.
The Thirteen Trades:
- Automotive Service Technician
- Cabinet Maker
- Industrial Electrician
- Metal Fabricator
- Burner Mechanic
- Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic