ERIC Number: ED369994
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Profiles of the National Industry Skills Standards Projects.
Rahn, Mikala L., Comp.
In an effort to develop a more uniform and comprehensive system of national skill standards, the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor have awarded grants to 22 technical committees, composed of representatives from business, labor, and education, in a variety of industries and occupations. These projects will begin proposing national standards and certification for competencies. This report consists of a profile of each of these 22 projects based on their response to the following sets of questions: (1) What is the definition of industry for your project? What criteria did you use to define the boundaries of your industry? What approach are you using to organize your industry in order to set standards?; (2) What definition of a standard are you using for your project? What is an example of such a standard?; and (3) How will performance against the standards be assessed? Each of the 22 profiles consists of one-page answers to these questions; the address, telephone number, contact, and date project began are also included. The 22 projects are in the following occupational areas: advanced manufacturing; agriscience and biotechnology; heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration occupations; automotive, auto body, and truck technicians; bioscience industry; computer-aided drafting and design; chemical process industries; electrical construction; electronics (both Labor and Education funded projects); food marketing industry; hazardous materials management technician; health science and technology; heavy highway and utility construction and environmental remediation; hospitality and tourism; human services; industrial launderers; metalworking; photonics technician; printing; retail trade; and welding occupations. (KC)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Competence, Competency Based Education, Federal Programs, Job Skills, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Skill Development, Standards
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: MPR Associates, Berkeley, CA.; National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Berkeley, CA.