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Introduction to the 9 Essential Skills

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By Chasity Levasseur & Rachel Bach Introduction to the
9 Essential Skills First, we are going to talk about your Roles:

Roles role /rōl/
noun. The function assumed or part played by a person or thing in a particular situation. Rachel :) Youth Coach & Facilitator University Graduate Sister Friend Pet Owner Youth Coach Facilitator Plan Workshops
Plan Meals
Model postive behavior
Get to work on time
Plan budgets
Submit Cheque Req's
Submit expense claims
Book Outtings (to U-Putz and etc.)
Offer Tobacco to elders & cultural teachers
Network with other youth workers
Attend Staff Meetings
Cooperate with my co-workers University Graduate Applied to the University of Manitoba
Applied for funding for tuition
Found a job to help pay for living expenses
Attended classes
took notes in class
studied for exams
wrote exams
wrote papers
completed a research project
wrote a thesis
made friends in class
participated in study groups
volunteer note taker for disability services
attended colloquims Sister Phone my brothers
send brothers facebook messages
plan visits to Vancouver/Toronto
listen to my brothers
have planned birthday parties
"negotiate" with my brothers
baby-sit younger siblings
play with younger siblings
buy presents for siblings
take pictures of my family
report to parents on how brothers are doing
report to aunties on how brothers are doing
call other family members to see how brothers are doing
Pet Owner Buy food for my cat (budget for food, look for best deals, make sure I buy enough)
Feed my cat 3 times a day
make sure my cat gets 1.5 cans of food a day
Take my cat to the vet (for check ups and for emergencies)
Do research to make sure my cat is getting the best food
Play with my cat
Discipline my cat
Friend Hang out with my friends (make time, coordinate my schedule)
Plan birthday parties for friends
Do various and new activitities with friends
Budget for the various activities
talk to my friends
listen to my friends
facebook my friends
email my friends
phone my friends
The Canadian Government did a survey of employers across Canada asking what they look for when they hire. They found nine common skills that all employers look for when hiring. Those same nine skills are also essential to success in the workplace after hiring.

The nine Essential Skills are practical and universal. Every job and career requires these nine skills in varying levels. They are the foundation for learning all other skills. The 9 Essential Skills Reading Text READING TEXT involves reading and understanding any written material. Written material can vary in depth and scope. The skill of Reading Text is used when reading signs, memos, or emails. More complex written materials include novels, reports, manuals and other documents. Understanding the written materials is integral to the skill of Reading Text. For example, reading a recipe is not enough; one also has to be able to carry out the instructions.

Examples:
Reading received text messages from friends
Reading community newsletters
Reading Health Brochures
Reading Messages on Facebook or
Researching for an essay by reading articles and books
Document Use A document is a form of some type where needed information is stored. Possessing the Essential Skill of DOCUMENT USE involves being able to find and understand the needed information. Documents can be very simple, for example reading the nutritional information on food to find out how many calories per serving there is, or using the TV guide to find out what channel and what day and time a particular show is playing. Spreadsheets and graphs are also common documents.

Examples:
Following directions on a pill bottle
Reading Menus and prices in menus
Using Bus Schedules
Using the TV Guide
Filing Income Tax
Numeracy NUMERACY is when any numbers or mathematical thinking is used. For example, any time that money is used you are using the Essential Skill of Numeracy. Numbers are also used when scheduling time, estimating distances or amounts. Numerical thinking can also be used without using exact numbers, for example, before an archer releases his arrow he must account for the speed and angle of the wind.

Examples:
Measure length/width of objects
Paying money when shopping
Estimate distance and how long it will take to travel there
Create budgets
Gathering materials and assembling a sweat lodge
solving math problems at school
Writing WRITING is using written words to create a clear message for others. Like reading, writing can be minimal or more complex. Writing skills are used when composing letters or emails and is also used when preparing longer reports and essays.

Examples:
Writing memos for self
Create shopping lists
Keep a journal/diary
Writing invitations
Writing documents for school book reports, essays, poems, stories Oral Communication ORAL COMMUNICATION is interaction with other people using spoken words. The words you use and the tone in which you say them are both important aspects of Oral Communication. Oral communication involves communicating messages to others; sharing information, asking questions, or delegating tasks while showing others respect. Effective communication is critical for success in the workplace and in everyday life.

Examples:
Greet people
Offer help and directions to others
Explain my opinion
Give presentations to groups
Give constructive criticism
Working With Others WORKING WITH OTHERS is the ability to coordinate and cooperate with other people—be it co-worker, friends, family, or peers—towards a common goal. Working with others can be working alongside someone else physically or it can be working alone but still in accordance with the work with others.

Examples:
Delegate tasks to group members
Be a team member
Take direction from supervisors
Take direction from teachers
Making plans with friends
Doing chores with siblings
Thinking Skills Computer Use THINKING SKILLS are a broad range of processes involving problem-solving, creativity, analysis, memory, evaluation, and decision-making. These processes are not innate characteristics but are in fact skills that can be learned and developed.

Examples:
Brain storming
Deciding what the best options are
Remembering information
Coming up with new solutions to challenges COMPUTER USE is not only using computers, but also includes using other forms of technology. Technology has revolutionized the workplace and being familiar with and able to use this technology is becoming increasingly important.

Examples:
Using debit/credit machines
Using smart-phones, digital cameras, video cameras
Using fax machines, scanners, photocopiers, Xerox machines
Send/receive emails
Using Microsoft Work, Excel, Powerpoint
Using Mac Computers Continuous Learning CONTINUOUS LEARNING is being a lifelong learner. This includes recognizing that you do not know everything, being willing to learn new things and then actively doing so.

Examples:
Learn on the job
Signing up for music lessons
learning a new sport
Pursuing further education
Looking online or in libraries resources
Attending trainings
Youth Coach & Facilitator I use thinking skills to plan and organize workshops.
I use working with others as I consult with Chasity and Fame while I plan workshops
I use numeracy as I coordinate times for workshops
I use numeracy as I plan out my day and arrange to be at work on time.
I use numeracy when I create budgets for programming.
I use computer skills when I create Prezi's
I use computer skills when I sent work emails
I use writing skills when I take minutes at meetings
I use continuous learning when I learned how to offer Tobacco to elders & cultural teachers
I use continuous learning when I attend trainings, conferences and workshops
Network with other youth workers Sister I use oral communication when I phone my brothers
I use writing and computer skills when I send my brothers facebook messages
I use thinking skills when plan visits to Vancouver/Toronto.
I also use numeracy as I budget these trips.
I use working with others when I listen to my brothers
I use thinking skills, oral communication and numeracy when I have planned birthday parties
I use working with others and oral communication when I "negotiate" with my brothers
I use computer skills when I use my digitial camera take pictures of my family and then upload them and share them. My favorite thing about the 9 Essential Skills is that they are TRANSFERABLE!

FOR EXAMPLE, If I can use Writing at school, I can use Writing in the work place.

If I can work with others with my friends, then I can work with others in the workplace.

If I can use Numeracy as I plan a road trip or build a shelf, then I can use Numeracy in the workplace.

If I can use thinking skills in my family, then I can use thinking skills in the workplace. Transferability! So I want to ask you,

Do you all qualify for jobs??
What kinds of jobs would you qualify for?? The End! :) http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca
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