ERIC Number: ED453362
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Achieving Equality through Opportunity: A Guide for Community-Based Organizations and Civil Rights Groups Participating in the National Skill Standards System.
National Skill Standards Board (DOL/ETA), Washington, DC.
This document is designed to help community-based organizations (CBOs) and civil rights groups get involved as full partners in developing a voluntary, national system of skill standards, assessment, and certification. Section 1 explains the benefits to CBOs and civil rights groups of becoming involved in the skill standards development. Section 2 previews the process through which the National Skill Standards Board (NSSB) and the Voluntary Partnerships are developing a national skills standards system. It highlights ways in which the National Skills Standards Act of 1994 (the Act) requires the involvement of CBOs and civil rights groups. Sections 3 and 4 correspond to the first two stages in the process of developing a skill standards system. Section 3 on coalition building and Voluntary Partnership recognition provides an abstract of the language of the Act and the NSSB criteria governing official recognition of a Voluntary Partnership. Section 4 on developing standards, assessment, and certification presents criteria concerning civil rights, opportunity, and access and requirements for the development of consensus within the Voluntary Partnership. Section 5 presents concluding remarks. Section 6 has these appendixes: the Act and NSSB Criteria for Civil Rights, Opportunity, and Assessment. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Advocacy, Black Organizations, Citizen Participation, Civil Rights, Community Organizations, Cooperation, Educational Certificates, Employment Opportunities, Equal Education, Job Skills, National Programs, National Standards, Policy Formation, Program Development, Student Certification
For full text: http://www.nssb.org/cboguide.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Skill Standards Board (DOL/ETA), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Goals 2000