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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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Formulas for the Trades Poster

Formulas for the trades poster
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Format: Wall Poster
Price: $9
(*Price for 10+): $7.20
Category: Apprentices, Instructors, Trades

26″ x 39″ trades math wall poster featuring examples with steps to solve area, volume, and right-angle triangle problems. Also gives formulas for perimeter, area, volume, 3-4-5 method, and trigonometry.

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Carpenter Applications

Carpenter
Author(s): Sue Grecki, Bob Whitaker
Format: Coil bound, 190 pages
Price: $54
(*Price for 10+): $48.60
Category: Apprentices, Instructors, Trades

Carpentry training textbook for learning basic skills in construction trades math.
Companion to: Measurement and Calculation for the Trades

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Controlling Complexity

Controlling
Author(s): Julia Lew, Michael Hardt
Format: Coil bound, 184 pages
Price: $89
(*Price for 10+): $80.10
Category: Essential Skills, Practioners

Learn question structure theory to enhance understanding and control question difficulty with this workplace essential skills resource for practitioners.
Free download after purchase: Teaching aid
Online support sessions for groups of 4 or more attendees. Go to page: skillplan.ca/educators/online-courses

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Developing Work-Related Learning Materials

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Author(s): Vanya Wong, Lynda Fownes
Format: Coil bound, 78 pages
Price: $78
(*Price for 10+): $70.20
Category: Essential Skills, Practioners

Link instruction with workplace applications. Develop a single lesson, a series of lessons, or a curriculum. The focus can be on career exploration, improving Essential Skills levels, or specific Essential Skills topics.
Additional materials:
How Do Your Skills Measure Up Website

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Document Use at Work

Document
Author(s): Lynda Fownes, Julian Evetts
Format: 3 ring binder, 262 pages
Price: $78
(*Price for 10+): $70.20
Category: Essential Skills, Practioners

Learn about the complexities of Document Use in the workplace. Focuses on document classification and Essential Skills.
Also available in the “at Work” series:
Reading at Work,
Numeracy at Work,
Writing at Work

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Essential Skills and Success in Apprenticeship

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Format: PDF, 39 pages
Price: $ Free
(*Price for 10+): $ Free
Category: Essential Skills, Practioners

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Formulas at Work: Tradesworkers on the Job

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Author(s): Sue Grecki
Format: Coil book, 70 pages
Price: $40
(*Price for 10+): $36
Category: Apprentices, Instructors, Trades

Practice construction math skills using actual construction situations. For construction apprenticeship or pre-apprenticeship.
Includes: 4 Formula Posters.
Companion to: From the Ground Up

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From the Ground Up: Tradesworkers on the Job

From the Ground Up
Author(s): Vanya Wong, Julia Lew
Format: Coil book, 126 pages
Price: $34
(*Price for 10+): $30.60
Category: Apprentices, Instructors, Trades

Practice construction skills such as interpreting floor plans, reading specifications for wiring, and calculating lengths of lumber.
Companion to: Formulas at Work

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Measurement and Calculation for the Trades

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Author(s): Sue Grecki
Format: Coil bound, 283 pages
Price: $54
(*Price for 10+): $48.60
Category: Apprentices, Instructors, Trades

Math textbook – Review & practice basic construction math skills such as measurement and calculation. Prepare for technical training in a construction apprenticeship.
Also available: Carpenter Applications

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Numeracy at Work

Numeracy at Work
Author(s): Lynda Fownes, Elizabeth Thompson, Julian Evetts
Format: 3 ring binder, 374 pages
Price: $78
(*Price for 10+): $70.20
Category: Essential Skills, Practioners

Contains applied work activities and on-the-job applications of numeracy: Money Math, Scheduling or Budgeting and Accounting Math, Measurement and Calculation Math, and Data Analysis Math.
Also available:
Document Use at Work, Reading at Work, Writing at Work.

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