ERIC Number: ED418311
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Ohio's Resource Guide for Voluntary Skill Standards.
Springfield-Clark Joint Vocational School, Springfield, OH.
Voluntary skill standards are industry-based, industry-verified performance specifications that identify the knowledge, skills, and abilities individuals need for success in an industry. This resource guide is designed to raise awareness of voluntary skill standards, identify their benefits, and encourage stakeholder involvement in implementation in Ohio's voluntary skill standards. The role of skill standards in enhancing Ohio's ability to compete effectively in a global economy and promoting economic security is explained, and the evolution of the state's voluntary skill standards is traced. The processes of certification/accreditation of training programs and individual credentialing for students and employers are outlined. The need for partnerships is explained as well as the benefits employers, organized labor, educators, employees, and students derive from voluntary skill standards and the implications of voluntary skill standards for Ohio's vocational education and higher education programs. Also included is a six-page chart detailing the current status of voluntary skill standards initiatives in Ohio. Appended are key dates in the evolution of industry-based voluntary skill standards and the story of how Norton Manufacturing Company became the first U.S. company to implement national metalworking skills standards. Contains the addresses of 17 contact agencies and 4 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Check Lists, Credentials, Education Work Relationship, Educational Resources, Employment Qualifications, Job Skills, Nonprofit Organizations, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Standards, Statewide Planning, Student Certification, Student Evaluation, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio Board of Regents, Columbus.; Ohio State Dept. of Development, Columbus.; Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.; Ohio Office of School-to-Work, Columbus.
Authoring Institution: Springfield-Clark Joint Vocational School, Springfield, OH.
Identifiers: Ohio; Voluntary Skill Standards