ERIC Number: ED210564
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Ready to Work. Using Competencies, Standards and Assessment to Meet Local Employer Needs.
Anderson, Beverly L.; And Others
Written for planners and practitioners in employability skills development programs, this handbook provides information and resources for designing and implementing competency-based instruction. Chapter 1 provides an introduction to basic terms and concepts that make up a competency-based system. It describes four skills required for one to be considered "ready to work" or employable: pre-employment competencies, work maturity, educational skills, and occupational skills. Chapter 2 presents a process and resources for planning a competency-based employability skills development process. Techniques are detailed for building a workplan, gathering information to define competencies, laying out the set of competencies and performance indicators, and reporting the process. Chapter 3 focuses on assessing competencies. Topics covered include purposes for assessment, methods, instrument development or selection, and organizing the assessment process. Chapter 4 on program management considers developing management goals. Chapter 5 offers a model for individualizing employability training. Examples of individual planning forms are provided. Chapter 6 looks at recordkeeping and reporting, including audiences and data sources. Selected forms are provided. Appendixes, amounting to approximately one-third of the handbook, include a listing of resources, sample competency development plan, sample competency sets, and starter lists of published instruments. (YLB)
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Employer Attitudes, Employment Potential, Evaluation Methods, Individualized Instruction, Job Skills, Program Administration, Program Design, Program Development, Program Guides, Program Implementation, Recordkeeping, Skill Development, Student Evaluation, Student Records
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.