ERIC Number: ED406577
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
National Skill Standards for Advanced High Performance Manufacturing. Version 2.1.
National Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing, Washington, DC.
This document presents and discusses the national skill standards for advanced high-performance manufacturing that were developed during a project that was commissioned by the U.S. Department of Education. The introduction explains the need for national skill standards. Discussed in the next three sections are the following: benefits of national skills standards to educators, individual workers, students, parents, and other community members; scenario for using skill standards; and procedures for using skill standards for purposes of manufacturing process improvement, current employee training/development, new employee hiring, skills standards identification/development, job skill profile development, and skill match gap analysis. In the longest section of the document, the 210 national skill standards developed are listed by the following categories: communication and teamwork; math and measurement; workplace safety and health; problem solving; quality assurance; blueprint reading; manufacturing fundamentals; business planning and operation; computer use; process control and improvement; work force issues; workplace skills; and learning skills. Concluding the document are background information on the project to develop the standards and lists of the project committee members and individuals and organizations providing information/input during the standards' development. A skills standards framework is appended. (MN)
Descriptors: Blueprints, Business Administration, Communication Skills, Competence, Competency Based Education, Computer Literacy, Educational Needs, Employment Qualifications, Instructional Development, Job Skills, Job Training, Manufacturing, Manufacturing Industry, Mathematics Skills, Models, National Programs, National Standards, Occupational Safety and Health, Personnel Management, Problem Solving, Program Development, Skilled Occupations, Study Skills, Systems Approach, Teamwork, Training Objectives, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing, Washington, DC.