ERIC Number: ED465030
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jan-25
Reference Count: N/A
An Introduction to the Use of Skill Standards and Certifications in WIA Programs, 2002.
This report focuses on the use of nationally recognized, industry-based skill standards and occupational certifications that promote certificate portability, skill transferability, worker mobility, and education and training consistency within and across states and nationwide. Chapters 1, 2, and 3 define what is meant by skill standards and certifications, present the case for their use, and discuss their benefits for individuals, employers, educators and trainers, Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs), and others. Chapters 4, 5, and 6 outline the mission of the National Skill Standards Board and its role in developing and promoting an industry-based skill standards and certifications system and then examine some key representative applications in education and training delivery systems and in WIB contexts. Chapters 7, 8, and 9 provide WIBs with a practical 22-step process approach for identifying and selecting industry-based occupational certifications that match local-, regional-, and state-determined workforce needs; explain the purpose and advantages of the locally designed Work Readiness Certification; and provide a brief resource guide to WIBs for further follow-up assistance. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Certificates, Industry, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, National Standards, Occupational Mobility, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Student Certification, Vocational Education
For full text: http://www.nssb.org/pubs/wia2002.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Skill Standards Board (DOL/ETA), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Workforce Investment Act 1998