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

November 2, 2015 | Updated: September 9, 2020
Author: Camosun College

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 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 Drawings and Specifications, D-4 Use Codes, Regulations, and Standards, D-5 Use Manufacturer and Supplier Documentation, D-6 Plan Projects. Special thanks to CAPER-BC ( for creating the audio recording for each Competency.

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Trades, Trades - General

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Q: The text covers all areas and ideas of the subject appropriately and provides an effective index and/or glossary

The index for this text does everything that it need to do. It is extremely granular and breaks each learning task into sub tasks within the topic.

Comprehensiveness Rating: 5 out of 5

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The only comment that I have here is that there seems to be a duplicate of information. The Warranty information section (page 20) seems to almost identical to text about warranty that are on page 15

Content Accuracy Rating: 4 out of 5

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This text talks about documents that we used in the past the present and how we are working to go more digital in the future. I believe that this text should be reviewed in 3-5 years to incorporate current technology and remove any obsolete documents.

Relevance Rating: 4 out of 5

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The text is well written for the target audience. Acronyms are always expanded so that students are not lost by jargon.

Clarity Rating: 4 out of 5

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The text is written in a consistent manner with no large step changes in reading level difficulty.

Consistency Rating: 5 out of 5

Q: The text is easily and readily divisible into smaller reading sections that can be assigned at different points within the course (i.e., enormous blocks of text without subheadings should be avoided). The text should not be overly self-referential, and should be easily reorganized and realigned with various subunits of a course without presenting much disruption to the reader.

The text book takes larger concepts and breaks them down into “learning tasks”. These learning tasks are small enough to be called micro learning modules.

Modularity Rating: 5 out of 5

Q: The topics in the text are presented in a logical, clear fashion

The order of this document is excellent. I like that the first topics are talking about safety and then flowing into operation manuals I believe that this is the way that all documents should be structured.

Organization Rating: 5 out of 5

Q: The text is free of significant interface issues, including navigation problems, distortion of images/charts, and any other display features that may distract or confuse the reader

The text has no issues with the interface. All charts, tables etc. are proper scaled with excellent visual quality. Very professional.

Interface Rating: 5 out of 5

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I was unable to find any grammatical or spelling errors in this text book.

Grammar Rating: 5 out of 5

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There are references to the following genders:

I found no items that I found to be offensive.

Cultural Relevance Rating: 4 out of 5

Q: Are there any other comments you would like to make about this book, for example, its appropriateness in a Canadian context or specific updates you think need to be made?

I would recommend this book for instructors for a pre-trades course or for high school students at a first course in a shops type class.

I would also recommend this text is a life skills course.