ERIC Number: ED386543
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Employability. Occupational Competency Analysis Profile.
Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.
This Occupational Competency Analysis Profile (OCAP) is one of a series of competency lists, verified by expert workers, that have evolved from a modified DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) job analysis process involving business, industry, labor, and community agency representatives from throughout Ohio. This OCAP identifies the employability skills or competencies needed to enter the job market. The OCAP clusters the competencies into broader units and details the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (competency builders) needed to perform each competency. Within the competency list are two levels of items: core items, which are essential for entry-level employment, are required to be taught and are the basis for questions on the Ohio Vocational Competency Assessment (OVCA); and advancing items, those needed to advance in a given occupation. The competencies are clustered into the following 12 units: career development; decision making and problem solving; work ethic; job-seeking skills; job retention and career advancement skills; technology in the workplace; lifelong learning; economic education; balancing work and family; citizenship in the workplace; leadership; and entrepreneurship. (KC)
Descriptors: Competence, Competency Based Education, Employment Potential, Entry Workers, Job Skills, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, State Standards, Task Analysis, Vocational Education
Vocational Instructional Materials Laboratory, Center on Education and Training for Employment, 1900 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090 (order no. OCAP-ES: $3).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.