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  • Line A - Safe Work Practices Competency: A-4 Describe Personal Safety Practices

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: These Learning Tasks describe the clothing and protective equipment workers must wear on the job site and the safety precautions they must take to protect themselves and others from injury. Special personal protective equipment (PPE) is required on the job site. The equipment used will depend on the hazards anticipated. When working at elevations, significant hazards are present and fall protection is normally required. Knowing the hazards allows workers to select methods to reduce the hazard a...[more]

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  • Line A - Safe Work Practices Competency A-3: Handle Hazardous Materials Safely

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: Workers exposed to hazardous materials may be at risk for many serious health problems, such as kidney or lung damage, sterility, cancer, allergic reactions, or burns. Some hazardous materials can also cause fires or explosions. Legislation and regulations are in place to reduce injuries or diseases caused by exposure to hazardous materials used in the workplace. Every person working with or near controlled products has the right to know the hazards and how to safely use the products. The foll...[more]

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  • Line B - Employability Skills Competency B-1: Apply Study and Learning Skills

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: Every learner has different abilities, backgrounds, and life experiences. Some individuals will be entering a trades program directly from high school as part of a dual-credit program or youth initiative and have limited experience outside of the classroom. Others may have been out ofthe formal education system for a number of years, but bring valuable years of work experience into the classroom. Regardless of where you are starting from, integral to your success in postsecondary education is d...[more]

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  • Line B - Employability Skills Competency B-3: Use Interpersonal Communication Skills

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: No matter what your job is, you will need to communicate with other people. Your communication skills determine how successfully you receive and transmit information. Communication is arguably the most important of all life skills and plays a significant role in all aspects of work and home life. Communication is verbal, written, and non-verbal, and every gesture, voice inflection, or facial movement speaks volumes and conveys information to others. An effective communicator is also an active l...[more]

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  • Line B - Employability Skills Competency B-2: Describe Expectations and Responsibilities of Employers and Employees

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: As you enter the workforce, it is important to understand the major trends in employment and how to find this information. In this Competency, we’ll look some of the current major trends in employment in Canada and British Columbia. This review includes an overview of the economy, skills that employers look for, and employee expectations. We’ll also look at employee expectations and effective strategies for entering the labour market and finding a job. The following list of lines and competenc...[more]

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  • Line B - Employability Skills Competency B-4: Describe the Apprenticeship System

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: This Competency provides the information necessary for you to understand the trades training system and how to explore any trades you may be interested in. Careers in the trades can be highly rewarding. Forecast shortages in skilled trades mean that there will be significant opportunities for new workers to enter many of the trades. The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-level trades training resource, while still offering the flexibility ...[more]

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  • Line C - Tools and Equipment Competency C-4: Describe Ladders and Work Platforms

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: In this Competency you will learn about some of the common equipment used for performing work at elevated locations. The safe use of ladders and scaffolds is required in all types of jobs. A safely built scaffold provides a stable platform for workers to complete their work. The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulation has set minimum standards for erecting and using ladders and work platforms.The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-l...[more]

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  • Line C - Tools and Equipment Competency C-3: Describe Rigging and Hoisting Equipment

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: Rigging loads for lifting requires the use of various hardware items. Knowing how to correctly select, inspect, and assemble of each of these items is critical to a safe lift. To effectively use ropes in a work setting requires that you become familiar with several types of ropes, knots, bends, and hitches. The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-level trades training resource, while still offering the flexibility for lines to be used as st...[more]

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  • Line C - Tools and Equipment Competency C-2: Describe Common Power Tools and Their Uses

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: Power tools play a major role in virtually every trade. You will be expected to be familiar with a wide range of portable and stationary power tools and to understand the safe operation of these tools. Proper maintenance improves the life and performance of the tool. Correct set-up and operating procedures ensure good results and prevent injury. The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-level trades training resource, while still offering the...[more]

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  • Complexities, Capacities, Communities: Changing Development Narratives in Early Childhood Education, Care and Development

    Author(s): Alan Pence, Allison Benner

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: The term ‘capacity building’ has come into common usage in twenty-first century international development. While the term means different things to different people, it is often used to describe an infusion of knowledge or skills to help ‘build’ a government’s or institution’s ability to address key development challenges. However, like other well intentioned interventions from the industrialized West, such ‘capacity building’ can have destructive, as well as productive, impacts. This volume pr...[more]

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