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ERIC Number: ED454377
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Pages: 126
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Illinois Occupational Skill Standards: Swine Production Cluster.
Illinois Occupational Skill Standards and Credentialing Council, Carbondale.
This document contains 52 Occupational Skill Standards for the swine production occupational cluster, as required for the state of Illinois. Skill Standards, which were developed by committees that included educators, business, industry, and labor, are intended to promote education and training investment and ensure that students and workers are trained to meet industry standards benchmarked to international competitors. The standards include work to be performed, conditions of performance, performance criteria, performance elements, and performance assessment criteria (product and process). The 52 standards of the swine production occupational cluster are grouped into the following 13 areas: (1) accident and emergency procedures; (2) feeding and watering; (3) sanitation; (4) farrowing; (5) neonatal and young stock care; (6) other health and production procedures; (7) swine identification; (8) parasite control; (9) pest control in facilities; (10) moving swine; (11) restraining swine; (12) breeding swine; and (13) record keeping. The document's introductory section provides information on skill standard development and requirements, occupational earnings and employment information, and performance skill levels. Five appendixes include a glossary of 10 terms, and lists of members of the Illinois Occupational Skill Standards and Credentialing Council (IOSSCC); the IOSSCC Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcouncil, the IOSSCC Swine Production Cluster Standards Development Committee, and workplace skills. (KC)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Occupational Skill Standards and Credentialing Council, Carbondale.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois