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Canadian Standards Association CEC Part I, and ESAT

June 4 - 6, 2006 CAF

Agenda

· Introduction to CSA · Electricians' Self-Assessment Tool

(ESAT) CD

· Canadian Electrical Code ­ 2006 Edition

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Operating Divisions

Certification & Testing

Management Systems

Standards Development

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CSA STANDARDS DIVISION ­ KEY FACTS

Independent. Not-for-profit. · Standards touch us all, each day · Leader in developing national

standards for more than 85 years

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Serving business, industry, consumers and government 9,000 members More than 2,600 published standards

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Standards Make a Difference in Our Lives

· Enhance Public Health &

Safety

· Facilitate Trade · Preserve the Environment · Improve Quality of Life

Making Standards Work for People & Business

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CSA LEARNING CENTRE

· Since 2001 · More than 50,000 students to date · Expanded service that includes · Web based training · Multiple electronic training product formats · Strategic relationships to ensure market needs are met

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PARTNERSHIPS (examples)

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Robotics Industries Associations:

Annual Conference

IAPA:

Safeguarding of Machinery Lift Truck Safety

CCQ:

Endorsement Electrical Seminar Programs

CECA and IBEW

Electrician's Self Assessment Tool (ESAT)

CME

Anti-Counterfeiting Awareness

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New Evaluation Product Needed CSA is:

· involved with codes and standards related to

various industries and trades;

· committed to helping resolve the future critical

shortage of skilled trades people; and

· experienced in developing national standards.

CSA felt that a tool was needed to assist electrical apprentices to prepare for their exams.

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Electrician's Self-Assessment Tool

· Used by employers,

electricians, electrical apprentices and foreign trained electricians: - to evaluate knowledge - to prepare for certification exam (C of Q)

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Bank of 1,000 multiple choice questions

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ELECTRICIAN'S SELF ASSESSMENT TOOL (ESAT)

FAILURE RATE RED SEAL EXAM (2003)

Class Construction Electrician Industrial Electrician

Apprentice 40% 80%

Challengers 60% 90%

knowledgeable but inexperienced at writing exams

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ELECTRICIAN'S SELF ASSESSMENT TOOL (ESAT)

· Provide a means to assess readiness for Red

Seal exam

Follows the National Occupational Analysis Tests knowledge on each section of the Analysis Provides references to code sections and other resources to find the answers

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ESAT (product screenshots)

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John Smith

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ESAT

· Product currently being updated to 2006

Edition of CEC

· Considering online version · Looking at developing similar product for

other trades

· Developing Study Guide for Construction

Electricians (to address the competencies outlined in the National Occupational Analysis)

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The 2006 Canadian Electrical Code The 2006 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I (launched Jan 2006)

This Code provides national criteria for the installation of electrical equipment The Code is a main training resource and is the "open book" during the writing of C of Q exams

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The 2006 Canadian Electrical Code

The 2006 Canadian Electrical Code Handbook Provides background, rationale, and information to assist in the understanding and applying the code requirements The 2006 Canadian Electrical Code Pocket Reference Includes frequently-used materials from the Code

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STANDARDS SOLUTIONS

Standards Developer

Customized Solutions for Market Needs

Information Provider Issues Management

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Thank you

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