ERIC Number: ED396134
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Dec-8
National Skills Standards Development Program: Organization and Operation of Technical Committees To Develop National Skill Standards for Competency in the Electronics Industry. The Third Party Summative Evaluation of the Electronic Industries Foundation Project. Phase I & II. Final Report.
The Electronics Industries Foundation was awarded a project to develop national entry-level standards and a certification system. Ten specialties were included: automotive electronics, avionics, biomedical electronics, business machines, consumer products electronics, general electronics, industrial electronics, instrumentation, microcomputer, and telecommunication electronics. During phase I, tasks/skills were verified and later ratified, and measurable electronic technician skill standards were published and distributed. The objective of phase II was to develop a plan for implementation of a certification program for entry-level electronics technicians based on the skill standards. The formative external evaluation process for phase II provided feedback on proposed activities and incremental products. The summative external evaluation process was designed to determine overall project effectiveness. Phase II accomplishments included the following: establishment of measurement criteria for more than 300 skill sets; review of existing models and practices for accreditation and certification of nine national programs; survey of industry interest in and concerns about certification/accreditation processes; and recommendation of a certification test process. (Appendixes to the 11-page report include a summary report of the certification systems structure questionnaire; report on industry information preference when hiring entry-level electronics technicians; and technical committee membership.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Electronic Industries Foundation, Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see ED 389 946, CE 071 858-859, and CE 071 909-910.