ERIC Number: ED171984
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Competency Documentation Desired by Employers in Banks and Residential Construction Industries.
Frazier, Don; Chester, James
A study was conducted to determine the type of documentation of students' skills desired by employers in the banking and residential carpentry industries. Data were collected by interviews with employers of random samples of banking institutions (thirty-one) and residential carpentry firms (thirty-five) in Oklahoma. Results of the study led to the following conclusions: (1) at present, employers look for those evidences that relate to interpersonal skills and the work ethic rather than vocational skills; (2) candidates able to present an appropriate credential which evaluates job competencies and interpersonal skills will have better opportunities to obtain a job; (3) very little interest was shown in documentation of cognitive skills and levels of education beyond a high school diploma; and (4) there were many commonalities desired in the credential by these two industries. The major recommendation of the study was that the Oklahoma State Department of Vocational and Technical Education staff provide leadership in the development and use of a credential for all vocational programs. (JH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Div. of Research, Planning, and Evaluation.