ERIC Number: ED447804
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Skill Standards for Information Technology. Millennium Edition. Building a Foundation for Tomorrow.
NorthWest Center for Emerging Technologies, Bellevue, WA.
This document presents skill standards for technology occupations. An overview describes national context, changes in the updated "Millennium Edition" of the skill standards, trends in information technology, and curriculum informed by skill standards. Skill standards are presented for eight career clusters in information technology (i.e., groupings of representative job titles related by a close association with a common set of technical skills, knowledge, and abilities). The career clusters include: (1) database development and administration; (2) digital media; (3) enterprise systems analysis and integration; (4) network design and administration; (5) programming/software engineering; (6) technical support; (7) technical writing; and (8) World Wide Web development and administration. The section for each career cluster contains: a brief description of the work and sample job titles; a summary template listing functions and tasks; an overview (called "The Scene") and scenarios describing typical job situations and the challenges faced by entry level, proficient, and expert workers; and a detailed template listing the performance criteria, technical skills, knowledge and abilities, and foundation/employability skills associated with each function and task. Appendices include: a chart of project management, task management, and problem-solving/troubleshooting functions and tasks; print and Internet resources; and a list of participants. (MES)
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Computer Science, Information Technology, Job Skills, Occupational Clusters, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Standards
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: NorthWest Center for Emerging Technologies, Bellevue, WA.
Note: Funded by the National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program. For related Building a Foundation for Tomorrow documents, see IR 020 420 and IR 020 438.