O*NET® Products at Work
The U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration introduced the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to the public in 1998. Since that time, its impact on workforce development, career counseling, educational programming and human resource activities has quickly expanded, both in the U.S. and around the world. O*NET Products at Work provides examples of the widespread use of O*NET OnLine, the O*NET database, the Toolkit for Business, and the O*NET Career Exploration Tools.
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The Workforce Development Council in Snohomish County, Washington has recently developed a career information system called Career Trees. The council created a front-end interface that links directly to O*NET OnLine. Their decision to use O*NET Online was based on familiarity with the application during years of use in One-Stop centers. Their goal was to create a workforce development system for Snohomish County that is:
- 100% globally competitive,
- able to meet industry needs by filling 100% of jobs with qualified candidates,
- able to help 100% of job candidates obtain and retain employment, and
- able to help 100% of businesses and job candidates to continuously enhance their productivity and prosperity.
This new initiative provides visual representations of educational, training, and apprenticeship pathways in nine local high-growth industry sectors. The following sectors are represented:
- Bio-Tech & Bio-Medical Devices
- Business Services
- Health Services
- Public Services
- Tourism / Hospitality Services
On the Web site, the user selects a job sector and is then presented with the option to select an O*NET Job Zone and view a list of occupations within that Zone. Clicking on an occupation’s title takes the user to O*NET OnLine and complete information about the occupation.
The Workforce Central Florida online tool provides employers assistance with their recruitment, retention, and training needs. Employers can post job opportunities and search the resume job bank. The Web site provides access to numerous human resources topics, articles, and other resources. Job seekers can post resumes, search the job bank, and keep abreast of career-related seminars, articles, and services. The Web site provides links to O*NET data and O*NET-based career tools.
The O*NET occupational taxonomy is used as a framework for identifying predictors of performance in the United States Air Force roles of remotely-piloted aircraft (RPA) pilot and sensor operator (SO).
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The Traumatic Brain Injury Program at the Tennessee Rehabilitation Center relies on O*NET OnLine to help clients identify jobs they want to do and can do well. Team members refer to detailed reports of the skills, knowledge, abilities, and other characteristics of occupations as they tailor their services to the individual’s interests and goals. Employers benefit from the program’s Job Placement Specialist’s assistance in finding competent workers, those workers well matched to the employers’ particular needs.