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ERIC Number: ED461746
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Pages: 56
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Illinois Occupational Skill Standards: Agricultural Sales and Marketing Cluster.
Illinois Occupational Skill Standards and Credentialing Council, Carbondale.
This document, which is intended to serve as a guide for work force preparation program providers, details the Illinois occupational skill standards for programs preparing students for employment in jobs in agricultural sales and marketing. Agency partners involved in this project include: the Illinois State Board of Education, Illinois Community College Board, Illinois Board of Higher Education, Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs, and the Illinois Department of Employment Security. The document begins with a brief overview of the Illinois perspective on occupational skill standards and credentialing, the process used to develop the skill standards, and assumptions underlying the standards. Presented next are skill standards for 13 tasks typically performed by individuals employed in occupations in the agricultural sales and marketing cluster. Each skill standard statement contains the following components: (1) the actual skill standard (including the conditions of performance, work to be performed, and performance criteria); (2) performance elements; and (3) performance assessment criteria. The following are among the tasks for which skill standards are provided: (1) developing lists of qualified prospects; (2) preparing a sales call strategy; (3) developing a sales call pattern; (4) updating annual marketing plans; (5) developing product recommendations; (6) formulate sales presentations; and (7) handling complaints. Appended are the following: glossary; lists of Illinois Occupational Skill Standards and Credentialing Council, Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcouncil, and Agriculture Sales and Marketing Cluster Standards Development Committee members; and list of necessary workplace skills. (MN)
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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