Basic Employability Skills – Module ID 00108

Basic Employability Skills – Module ID 00108

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Basic Employability Skills (Module 00108) provides trainees with guidance related to finding and securing a position in the construction trades. In addition, instruction in the areas of problem-solving and effective interaction with others helps to ensure their success in the construction trades.

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Description

Objectives

Learning Objective 1 – Describe the opportunities in the construction businesses and how to enter the construction workforce.

  • Describe the construction business and the opportunities offered by the trades.
  • Explain how workers can enter the construction workforce.

Learning Objective 2 – Explain the importance of critical thinking and how to solve problems.

  • Describe critical thinking and barriers to solving problems.
  • Describe how to solve problems using critical thinking.
  • Describe problems related to planning and scheduling.

Learning Objective 3 – Explain the importance of social skills and identify ways good social skills are applied in the construction trade.

  • Identify good personal and social skills.
  • Explain how to resolve conflicts with co-workers and supervisors.
  • Explain how to give and receive constructive criticism.
  • Identify and describe various social issues of concern in the workplace.
  • Describe how to work in a team environment and how to be an effective leader.

Performance Tasks

  • This is a knowledge-based module. There are no Performance Tasks.

Section Outline for 00108

Basic Employability Skills

SECTION ONE – Section One discusses the opportunities in the construction businesses and how to enter the construction workforce.

1. Show the Section One Core PowerPoint® Presentations and/or Dynamic Study Modules.

2. Use the Kickoff Activity to familiarize trainees with the topics of this module.

3. Describe the construction business and the opportunities offered by the trades.

4. Explain how workers can enter the construction workforce.

SECTION TWO – Section Two discusses the importance of critical thinking and how to solve problems.

1. Show the Section Two Core PowerPoint® Presentations and/or Dynamic Study Modules.

2. Describe critical thinking in problem solving and barriers to solving problems.

3. Describe how to solve problems using critical thinking.

4. Describe problems related to planning and scheduling.

SECTION THREE  – Section Three discusses the importance of social skills and identifies ways good social skills are applied in the construction trade.

1. Show the Section Three Core PowerPoint® Presentations and/or Dynamic Study Modules.

2. Identify good personal, social, and selfpresentation skills.

3. Explain how to resolve conflicts with both co-workers and supervisors.

4. Explain how to accept and provide constructive criticism.

5. Identify and describe various social issues in the workplace, such drug and alcohol abuse.

6. Describe how to work in a team environment and how to be an effective leader.

REVIEW AND TESTING

This section is a review and testing section. Have trainees complete the Module Review. Go over the Module Review in class prior to the exam and answer any questions that the trainees may have.

1. Have trainees complete the written examination.

2. The results for exams administered through the Testing Management System are recorded automatically in the NCCER Registry System.

Basic Employability Skills – Module ID 00108

Module Index  (Book)

1.0.0 Opportunities in the Construction Industry
1.1.0 The Construction Business
1.2.0 Entering the Construction Workforce

1.0.0 Section Review

2.0.0 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

2.1.0 Critical Thinking and Barriers

2.1.1 Barriers to Problem Solving

2.2.0 Solving Problems Using Critical Thinking

2.2.1 Defining the Problem

2.2.2 Analyzing the Alternatives

2.2.3 Choose a Solution and Plan

2.2.4 Implement and Monitor

2.2.5 Evaluate the Final Result

2.3.0 Planning and Scheduling Problems

2.3.1 Materials

2.3.2 Equipment

2.3.3 Tools

2.3.4 Labor

2.3.5 Handling Delays

 

2.0.0 Section Review

3.0.0 Relationship and Social Skills

3.1.0 Personal and Social Skills

3.1.1 Personal Habits

3.1.2 Work Ethic

3.1.3 Tardiness and Absenteeism

3.2.0 Conflict Resolution

3.2.1 Resolving Conflicts with Co-Workers

3.2.2 Resolving Conflicts with Supervisors

3.3.0 Giving and Receiving Criticism

3.3.1 Offering Constructive Criticism

3.3.2 Receiving Constructive Criticism

3.3.3 Destructive Criticism

3.4.0 Social Issues in the Workplace

3.4.1 Harassment

3.4.2 Drug and Alcohol Abuse

3.5.0 Teamwork and Leadership

3.5.1 Leadership Skills

3.0.0 Section Review

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