Essential Skills
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People use digital skills using various tools and devices to input, access, analyze, organize, among other things.

The Nine Essential Skills:  Digital Skills

Putting your digital tools to work

Digital skills is the ability to use information and communication technology. They are needed to understand and process information from digital sources, and use digital systems, technical tools, and applications.

We use this skill when we use a smartphone, operate cash registers, use word processing software, send emails or create/modify spreadsheets.

In the trades and technology professions, people use digital skills to input, access, analyze, organize, measure, manufacture and communicate information or ideas using digital tools and other digital devices.

Trade helpers and labourers such as roofers, welders and carpenters need to use computer applications. For example, surveyor helpers use electronic field notebooks to complete topographical surveys, specifying details of sites to create computer-generated diagrams.

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How we use this skill

  • operation of cash registers
  • using word processing software
  • sending e-mails
  • using a smartphone
  • creating and modifying spreadsheets

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