Collection: Learning Materials
This fact sheet is one of a series prepared by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) to explain how Essential Skills are used in a particular trade.
In this document, the authors discuss how a hairstylist would use Essential Skills. For instance, the skill of reading is necessary to stay informed about trends by reading trade magazines. Numeracy is essential for measuring such liquids as colouring solutions and peroxides in graduated beakers or for scheduling appointments of varying lengths to minimize downtime.