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ERIC Number: ED406577
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Pages: 68
Abstractor: N/A
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)
National Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing, 1201 New York Avenue, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005; telephone: 202-216-2742; fax: 202-289-7642; e-mail: ($39 members; $49 nonmembers; bulk rate available).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing, Washington, DC.