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ERIC Number: ED444007
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 92
Abstractor: N/A
Industrial & Engineering Systems Career Cluster ITAC for Career-Focused Education: Construction Sub-Cluster. Integrated Technical & Academic Competencies.
Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.
Designed for Ohio educators responsible for planning programs to prepare high school students for careers in construction, this document presents an overview of Ohio's Integrated Technical and Academic Competencies (ITAC) system of career-focused education and specific information about the construction subcluster of the industrial and engineering systems ITAC career cluster. The first half of the document, which introduces the ITAC system's underlying principles and elements, contains the following items: (1) descriptions of the three types of integrated competencies (core, career cluster, and specialization) forming the ITAC model; (2) guidelines for using ITAC; (3) an explanation of the components of the 51 core ITAC; and (4) a table detailing the academic connections in the core ITAC. The second half of the document, which focuses on the construction subcluster ITAC, is divided into six sections, each of which focuses on one of the following strands deemed essential for all careers: solving problems and thinking skillfully; communicating effectively; applying technology; working responsibly; planning and managing a career; and managing resources. Each section contains the following items: expectation; competencies; sample scenario; sample guiding questions; connections to core ITAC competencies; connections to academic models; and connections to Ohio's proficiency tests and ACT Work Keys. (MN)
Publications, Center on Education and Training for Employment, 1900 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090, Tel: 800-848-4815, ext. 24277, Fax: 614-292-1260, Web site: (ITAC Cluster-I/E CON, $20).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Career-Technical and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Work Keys (ACT)