To develop an understanding of each of the Essential Skills
As we learned in Lesson 1, there are 9 Essential Skills. They are:
Reading and understanding words in the form of sentences and paragraphs.
Using written words to explain ideas (i.e. pen and paper, keyboard typing).
Understanding visual images (pictures) such as maps, symbols, lists, and labels.
Solving problems using numbers.
Using language to communicate thoughts, ideas and opinions to others.
Using technology to write, research, create and share information.
Using your own thoughts to understand a situation and make decisions.
Working with Others
Working with family, friends, students and co-workers to accomplish tasks together.
Learning new information, new skills to build and improve what you already know.
Not every job needs the same level of ability when it comes to Essential Skills. Think of a lawyer. A lawyer must be able to read and understand laws, court documents, letters, contracts, and reports. Now think of a janitor. Do janitors need to read and understand laws, court documents, letters, contracts and reports? No, they don’t. They need to be able to read product label and instructions, memos and schedules.
All jobs use the 9 Essential Skills, but not all jobs use Essential Skills in the same way.
There are many examples of different jobs in the DVD. Below are some pictures and job titles.
Working alone or in a group:
You can print this worksheet to help you with your answers