Numeracy is the process of using numbers and thinking in quantitative terms, to solve a problem or complete a task. This skill is typically associated with measurement, estimation, conversions, percentages, scheduling and calculation.
Examples of common numeracy materials in the trades includes:
Examples of how Numeracy skills are used by the trades:
|Automotive Service Technicians (NOC 7321)||compare measurements of energy, dimension, speed, horsepower, temperature and torque to specifications|
|Carpenters (NOC 7271)||take measurements to determine alignments, elevations and grades using surveying equipment|
|Electricians (NOC 7241)||estimate times and materials required for projects|
|Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics (NOC 7312)||calculate size and volume of cylinders and tanks to determine capacity in litres or gallons|
|Industrial Mechanics and Millwrights (NOC 7311)||calculate the size and number of steel plates needed to support the weight of industrial equipment|
|Plumbers (NOC 7251)||calculate rolling offsets to design, fabricate and install piping around obstacles|
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