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Competency Model
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  • Searching the Resource Database
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  • Frequently Asked Questions
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  • Build a Competency Model
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  • Competency Models: A Review of the Literature and the Role of the Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
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  • Move the mouse over Occupation Tiers 6, 7, 8, or 9 to search for Occupational Descriptions for Automation careers
  • Move the mouse over any of the Competency Blocks to see the definition
  • Click on any Competency Block to see the key behaviors
  • Download the industry model and worksheets in several formats

    Automation Competency Model

    The Automation Competency Model framework was developed through a collaborative effort involving the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and industry experts from the Automation Federation.
    In May 2014, ETA worked with the Automation Federation and subject matter experts to update the model to reflect the knowledge and skills needed by today's automation professionals. The updated model contains new information on Cybersecurity in mission-critical operational technology, primarily focusing on industrial automation and control systems. Further, several key critical work functions and the competencies therein were modified to provide clarity. For more information, download the Summary of Changes.
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    Automation Competency Model
    Automation Building Blocks Pyramid