ERIC Number: ED220576
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Generic Skills. Secondary School Vocational Model for Craft Trades. Based on Data on the Use of 588 Tool Skills from 1600 Workers and Supervisors in 131 Occupations.
Smith, Arthur De W.
This pamphlet provides a hierarchy of skills, from those most often used in the craft trades to those less frequently used, indicating the extent to which these skills are used by workers in 24 different occupational groups. The pamphlet also provides a secondary school vocational model for craft trades along with lists of the identified skills. This model contains a recommended sequence of study in which students learn those skills extensively used by most craft trades before making occupational decisions. It makes broad occupational family selections and finally narrows to single occupational decisions. While learning the skills commonly used by a variety of trades, the students use this skill information to help make and refine occupational decisions. The model includes lists of clusters of skills, including core skills needed by all, skill clusters, occupational family clusters, and specialized occupational skills. The skills were identified through a questionnaire that measured the use of 588 tools, including portable hand tools, powered hand tools, test and diagnostic tools, shop machinery and equipment, wheeled vehicles, heavy mobile equipment, and associated safety processes. The questionnaire was administered to 1600 tradespersons, trades supervisors, technicians, technologists, and trades helpers to determine which skills were used in work performance. A total of 131 occupations, mostly craft trades, were involved in this survey. (KC)
Descriptors: Auto Body Repairers, Building Trades, Craft Workers, Educational Needs, Electrical Occupations, Equipment, Hand Tools, Job Analysis, Job Skills, Machine Tools, Machinists, Masonry, Mechanical Skills, Mechanics (Process), Metal Working, Models, Occupational Clusters, Occupational Information, Repair, Secondary Education, Skill Analysis, Technical Occupations, Trade and Industrial Education, Transfer of Training, Vocational Education, Woodworking
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Commission of Employment and Immigration, Ottawa (Ontario).
Note: Not available in paper copy due to small type. For related documents see CE 031 878-879.