ERIC Number: ED422521
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Indicators of Competency: Profiling Employees and the Workplace.
The need for systems identifying workplace competency profiles was examined through telephone interviews with a nationwide sample of 56 individuals in Australia's electrical industry: 27 employers not directly involved in training; 23 individuals directly involved in training; and 6 apprentices, trainees, and employees. Although competency profiles were generally used only by larger enterprises, several small employers stated that they would use competency profiles if they were given model profiles or assistance where needed. The employers saw three main areas of use for competency profiles: specifying jobs, selecting employees, and training and assessing employees. Although only a few training providers have had an opportunity to work with enterprise-developed workplace competency profiles, most welcomed the concept of such profiles. Training providers felt that competency profiles would be useful for analyzing training needs in the workplace, selecting appropriate modules of training, monitoring and assessing employee workplace performance, and developing curricula. No employees, trainees, or prospective employees had ever seen a workplace competency profile; however, most said that profiles would be useful. (Thirty-three tables/figures are included. Appended are the following: an issue paper for focus groups; issues and procedures; interviewee materials; model workplace and employee competency profiles; 56 references; and acknowledgments.) (MN)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Competence, Competency Based Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Electrical Occupations, Employee Attitudes, Employer Attitudes, Employment Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Information Needs, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Vocational Education
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; World Wide Web: http://www.ncver.edu.au/
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia