ERIC Number: ED396808
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Indiana Workforce Proficiency Panel Annual Report: Indiana Skills and Technical Proficiencies Initiative.
Indiana State Dept. of Workforce Development, Indianapolis.
The Indiana Workforce Proficiency Panel was established to work with the business, labor, and education sectors to identify a common set of essential skills and technical proficiencies for major occupational areas. The process used by the Panel for setting state standards employs five steps, involving three meetings of a State Technical Committee (STC), composed of key stakeholders in specific occupational clusters, and job task analyses and focused interviews conducted at work sites. As a result of this process, the Panel adopted skills and proficiencies in the areas of bioscience, business support, electronics, health, metalworking, plastics, and printing. The Panel also determined that Certificates of Technical Achievement (CTAs) should be awarded to completers of vocational and technical education programs to verify that students have met the standards. Since March 1996, over 150 secondary and postsecondary CTAs have been awarded. Finally, the Panel adopted a standard custom-driven assessment protocol for the proficiencies, requiring that they be transportable within Indiana and other area states and that they articulate between secondary and postsecondary instructional programs and between school and the workplace. Includes information on the jury review process for the CTA, including a description of portfolios used by students to obtain employment or placement; lists of industry skill standards for students, educators, and businesses; a sample student assessment for a specific proficiency; and a sample CTA. (BCY)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Dept. of Workforce Development, Indianapolis.
Note: Contains some pages of light type that may not reproduce well.