The Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is working with business leaders, educators, and others to develop comprehensive industry competency models in economically important industries. Competency models are used for developing curricula, selecting training materials, setting licensure and certification requirements, writing job descriptions, recruiting and hiring, and performance reviews.
Part of ETA’s effort includes a database of competency-based resources providing information for use in regional economic and workforce development projects. The database includes resources such as sample curricula, assessment instruments, skill standards, and apprenticeship work process schedules. When the resources are related to an occupation, a link is provided to that occupation in the O*NET database, providing
access to the knowledges, skills, and abilities needed to perform the work.
The database resources provided are linked to industries that are economically important,
projected to have long-term growth, or are being transformed by technology and innovation. They include the following.
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