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The Value of Continuing Education for the Homebuilding Industry

Shawna wrote about the value of continuing education. The article was featured in Tarion's latest 'Breaking Ground newsletter. Posted here for all ...

New Ontario Builders: Deadlines Are Sneaking Up!

New Ontario Builders: Deadlines Are Sneaking Up!
If you are a new builder/vendor who registered with Tarion after September 2015, your registration renewal is based on proving you have completed...

7 Areas of Business All Builders Need to be Successful

Builders need to be good on the tools. But they also need to know about construction technology and building science, building codes, have a certai...

The Three Videos BC Builders Need to Watch!

As of October 2015, the HPO beefed up the licensing process for builders. New applicants must meet certain competency requirements and existing bui...

How to Say What A Job Does, Part 1

How to Say What A Job Does, Part 1

One of the best ways to methodically say what the job does is to use a process called Job Task Analysis (JTA). Job Task Analysis (JTA) is not only used to create a training program, but it is also used to create accurate and valid job descriptions. Because JTA defines the required knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) for job performance, it is often the basis of a checklist of mandatory demonstrated requirements for recruiting.

Competency-based Training Levels Explained

Competency-based Training Levels Explained
Competency-based training is learner‑focused, and lends itself to independent study, allowing learners to study at their own pace, reviewing or practising challenging learning outcomes as they need, and moving quickly through the competencies in which they are more adept. In an earlier post, the four levels of complexity were outlined. These levels measure the student’s depth of knowledge.

All Quiet on the Eastern Coast

What have we been doing for the past six months? We've been busy. Too busy. Insanely busy. To busy to even write a blog post. Nose to the grindston...

Feedback is Good

It's always gratifying to hear that you're doing good things --  Jon Eakes did an article on web-based learning for trades in the November issue of...

A deeper discussion of deeper energy efficiency measures

    Here's a good read from Nate Adams from Energy Smart Ohio, on problems associated with energy efficiency programs, single-action bias and l...

Explaining Concepts without Using Your Hands.

There's a fine line to walk between simplifying information and dumbing it down so that it's useless. Concepts need to be understood. That's the ch...

Producing online training

We've been in the depths of production of our own courses for several months now, and we are now working with a few clients on some custom courses....