ERIC Number: ED400458
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Concrete Worker Skill Standards.
Laborers-AGC Education and Training Fund, Pomfret Center, CT.
This document contains skills standards for concrete construction workers that are designed for the following purposes: to inform prospective construction workers about the type of work and the skills required so that they can make informed career decisions; to inform educators about how academic, workplace, and life skills are applied in industry; and to provide construction contractors and their local union partners with a means to ensure that their workers are trained and have the skills necessary to keep them competitive in a global economy. The skills standards were developed by representatives of the laborers and the industry using two task identification techniques (Modified DACUM--Developing a Curriculum--and an extended search of published references) to generate a list of tasks, skills, knowledge, and aptitudes for each job. Tasks were validated in the following ways: structured interviews, critical incident discussions, and surveys used with front-line supervisors, trainers, and supervisors and interviews with more than 200 construction craft laborers. The document contains 11 concrete worker skill standards and 22 workplace skills, knowledge, and aptitudes standards in the areas of aptitudes and abilities, workplace basic skills, cross-functional skills, and occupation-specific knowledge. The concrete worker skill standards consist of a scenario that describes the construction process, conventional industry standards, key tasks, and workplace skills, knowledge, and aptitudes. Each of the workplace skills, knowledge, and aptitudes standards contains the following elements: a context, a mastery performance level, the content, references to which job functions the standard applies, and referenced to the key tasks and activities in which the standard is included. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Laborers-AGC Education and Training Fund, Pomfret Center, CT.