This book provides environmental technology students with an enjoyable way to quickly master the basic communication skills needed by the environmental technician. Like all the books in the critically acclaimed Preserving the Legacy series, it follows a rapid–learning modular format featuring learning objectives, summaries, chapter–end reviews, practice questions, and skill–building activities. The only book available that specifically addresses the communication responsibilities of the environmental technician, it offers a thorough review of corporate communication basics and covers the environmental documents commonly generated by technicians.
Communication Skills for the Environmental Technician features:
- Advice on foundation reading and technical writing skills, including mastery of outlining and grammar awareness
- Chapters on writing skills for business letters and memos; technical documents such as contingency plans, logbooks, and field notes; and completion and filing procedures for numerous reporting forms
- In–depth coverage of oral communication skills, both for formal presentations and informal conferencing
- Specifics of the job search: creating portfolios, writing resumes and cover letters, and performing well in the interview setting
With its comprehensive coverage and quick–reference format, Communication Skills for the Environmental Technician is also a handy resource for any environmental technician needing a helpful refresher or useful working reference.
The HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRAINING AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE (HMTRI), recognized by agencies including the EPA, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, was established in 1987 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with the intention of promoting worker protection and the maintenance of a clean and safe environment through education and training.
Writing and Technical Writing Basics.
Letters and Memos.
Environmental Compliance Forms.
Communication Skills Overview.