ERIC Number: ED448336
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Construction Cluster Skills Standards.
DePaul Univ., Chicago, IL. Built Environment Partnership.
Twelve construction cluster skill standards and associated benchmarks were developed as part of a federally funded school-to-work initiative that included the following parties: the Chicago Public Schools; City Colleges of Chicago; and business, labor, and community organizations. The standards, which include core academic, generic workplace readiness, and core industry standards, are as follows: (1) understand and communicate effectively orally, in writing, and graphically in standard English; (2) demonstrate knowledge and use of mathematical operations, measurement, algebraic and geometric methods to solve real-world problems; (3) understand and apply the fundamental concepts, principles, and processes of science to the construction industry; (4) demonstrate creative thinking, problem solving, decision making, and visualization; (5) apply computer literacy skills and knowledge; (6) demonstrate knowledge and skills to make viable career choices and obtain employment in the broad construction industry; (7) demonstrate personal qualities of self-esteem, self-management, and responsibility; (8) demonstrate acceptable behavior governed by the rules of society and the workplace; (9) demonstrate an understanding and ability to work with others; (10) demonstrate knowledge of the construction industry, related careers, and economic issues that affect the industry; (11) apply technical skills and knowledge used in the industry; and (12) understand and apply safety measures. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Adjustment (to Environment), Building Trades, Career Planning, Communication Skills, Competence, Competency Based Education, Computer Literacy, Construction Industry, Construction (Process), Core Curriculum, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Employment Qualifications, Information Utilization, Interpersonal Competence, Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Mathematics Skills, National Standards, Occupational Clusters, Occupational Safety and Health, Partnerships in Education, Problem Solving, School Business Relationship, Science Process Skills, Scientific and Technical Information, Self Esteem, Sensory Training, Teamwork, Trade and Industrial Education, Visual Literacy, Visualization, Vocational Maturity, Work Attitudes, Work Environment
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: DePaul Univ., Chicago, IL. Built Environment Partnership.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago)