ERIC Number: ED199430
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Developing Skills for Occupational Transferability. Insight Gained from Current Practice. Information Series No. 125.
Miguel, Richard J.
Occupational transferability is an aspect of human performance that enables individuals to move successfully from one occupation to another. Insights about occupational transferability were gained from site visits to programs currently operating in fourteen organizations in business, industry, and education. These programs were selected because of their focus on job skills and their recognition of the need for preparation for career change. Five types of skill development for occupational transferability were noted; namely, task performance skills common to occupations; skills for applying broadly usable knowledge; personal and interpersonal effectiveness skills; self-analysis skills; and career-management and productivity skills. Examples from the programs show how these skills are being developed. From this study, several tentative concepts have formed that may enhance our understanding of the competencies required to perform a variety of tasks in various occupational roles. Ten recommendations for future research and development to suggest possible directions for meeting needs in existing practice are given. (KC)
Descriptors: Adults, Career Change, Competence, Employer Attitudes, Employment Programs, Futures (of Society), Job Skills, Job Training, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Skill Development, Transfer of Training, Vocational Education
National Center Publications, The National Center for Research in Vocational Education, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Rd., Columbus, OH 43210 ($3.80).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Education and Work Group.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.