ERIC Number: ED409482
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Skill Standards for Open Cut Pipe Laying.
Laborers-AGC Education and Training Fund, Pomfret Center, CT.
This document identifies skill standards for utility construction in a format that uses scenarios to provide a picture of the construction process under consideration. The scenarios provide a general description of the pipe laying and utility construction process. An introduction describes use and benefits of skill standards. Section 2 presents the skill standards for open cut pipe laying. Each standard has four informational components: (1) scenario describing the construction process, context of applications of workplace skills, and industry standards that can serve as performance criteria; (2) conventional industry standards containing proficiency, health and safety, and production requirements that serve as performance criteria; (3) key tasks; and (4) workplace skills, knowledge, and aptitudes. These skill standards are included: site preparation, excavation operation, elevation and alignment control; pressure pipe installation, pressure pipe repair, gravity flow pipe installation, gravity flow pipe repair, and backfill, compaction, and site restoration. Section 3 provides workplace skills, knowledge, and aptitudes (WSKAs) arranged into these categories: aptitudes and abilities, workplace basic skills, cross-functional skills, and occupation-specific knowledge. Each WSKA page contains the following elements: context, mastery performance level, content, reference to applicable job functions, and sample tasks and activities in which the WSKAs are applied. (YLB)
Descriptors: Building Trades, Competency Based Education, Construction (Process), Evaluation Criteria, Job Analysis, Job Skills, Occupational Information, Performance Based Assessment, Performance Factors, Plumbing, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Standards, Student Evaluation, Task Analysis, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Laborers-AGC Education and Training Fund, Pomfret Center, CT.