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  • Financial Empowerment: Personal Finance for Indigenous and Non-Indigenous People

    Author(s): Bettina Schneider, First Nations University of Canada, Saylor Academy

    Updated: Jan 14, 2020

    Description: Financial Empowerment is designed for a single-semester introduction to financial planning and decision-making, in order to provide first and second-year business students with the necessary financial literacy and skills needed to make sound financial decisions, assess financial risk, and achieve financial success. This textbook attempts to speak to the varied backgrounds, knowledge systems, and experiences of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians by providing Indigenous and non-Indigenous pe...[more]

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  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Toolkit

    Author(s): Lee A. Swanson, University of Saskatchewan

    Updated: Jan 14, 2020

    Description: This book provides an overview of the world of entrepreneurship. Topics covered include an introduction to entrepreneurship; opportunity recognition and design thinking; evaluation entrepreneurial opportunities; business models; business planning; financing entrepreneurship; business set-up, start-up, and growth; strategic entrepreneurship; innovation and entrepreneurship; and the entrepreneurial environment.

  • Writing in College: From Competence to Excellence

    Author(s): Amy Guptill, The College at Brockport, SUNY

    Updated: Jan 9, 2020

    Description: Writing in College: From Competence to Excellence is designed for students who have largely mastered the conventions of high-school level writing and are now rising to meet more the advanced expectations of college. Students will find in Writing in College a warm invitation to think of themselves as full, self-motivated members of the academic community. With concise explanations, clear multi-disciplinary examples and empathy for the challenges of student life, this short textbook both explains...[more]

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  • Line E - Electrical Fundamentals Competency E-4: Use Multimeters

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Jan 6, 2020

    Description: Whether you choose to work in an electrical trade, a mechanical trade, or one of the construction trades, you will probably be faced with using and/or maintaining a variety of electrical measuring instruments. This Competency will introduce you to three basic meters for measuring voltage, current, and resistance. You must have a basic understanding of the purpose and operation of each type of meter before you attempt to use one. If you connect a meter incorrectly, you not only risk damaging the...[more]

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  • Line E - Electrical Fundamentals Competency E-3: Explain Wiring Connections

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Jan 6, 2020

    Description: It is important for you to be familiar with techniques for soldering electrical connections and how to use wireless connectors. For example, the ends of the finely stranded wires used for power supply cords on most portable power tools are soldered to permit a long-lasting, troublefree connection. Solder also produces secure, durable electrical connections for switches, plugs, and tools. Wireless connectors are commonly used in many electrical applications because they are quick and easy to use...[more]

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  • Line E - Electrical Fundamentals Competency E-2: Identify Common Circuit Components and Their Symbols

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Dec 19, 2019

    Description: Many types of electric devices are used in almost every trade. Mechanical trades will find electrical devices in every motor-driven vehicle. Construction trades will encounter them in most construction projects. To be able to recognize or troubleshoot electrical devices, you must be familiar with the correct terminology and symbols used to identify them. The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-level trades training resource, while still offe...[more]

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  • Line E - Electrical Fundamentals Competency E-1: Describe the Basic Principles of Electricity

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Dec 19, 2019

    Description: You will use electricity daily. Vehicles and machinery are started and often operated by electricity. Electric tools make the performance of your job easier and more efficient. However, to use electricity safely and effectively, it is important to understand electricity’s terminology and principles.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 stand-alone ...[more]

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  • Line D - Organizational Skills Competency D-6: Plan Projects

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Dec 19, 2019

    Description: Every job is different and may have special requirements. Anticipating these requirements and planning accordingly is vital to ensuring that you have the materials, tools, and time to complete the job. To do this effectively you will need to have a clear understanding of the overall job. You will need to know what materials are required and be able to record organized and accurate notes on the time and materials used when the job is complete. Planning ahead saves time and money and makes a job ...[more]

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  • Line D - Organizational Skills Competency D-5: Use Manufacturer and Supplier Documentation

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Dec 19, 2019

    Description: Document use is one of the nine essential skills identified by the Government of Canada to be successful in the workplace. It refers to the skills needed to find, enter, and use letters, numbers, symbols, and images in electronic and paper form. In the trades, people use document literacy skills to find and enter information in forms, lists, tables, graphs, maps, and drawings. The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-level trades training res...[more]

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  • Line D - Organizational Skills Competency D-4: Use Codes, Regulations and Standards

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Dec 19, 2019

    Description: Codes, regulations, standards, specifications, and recommended practices are used in all aspects of construction, fabrication, manufacturing, and inspection. 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 stand-alone books. Line D – Organizational Skills. D-1 Solve Trades Mathematical Problems, D-2 Apply Science Concepts to Trades Applications, D-3 Read ...[more]

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