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Competency Model

Welcome to the Competency Model Clearinghouse User Guides


The Competency Model Clearinghouse User Guides are designed to assist users in developing and utilizing competency models and career ladders/lattices. Guides contain background information, resources, and recommendations, and can be used in conjunction with other Competency Model Clearinghouse tools. Links to the guides are available below.

The User Guides also provide instructions on how to use the new Competency Model Clearinghouse worksheets. These worksheets assist users in accomplishing the tasks listed, and are available for download from the industry models page. For more information on worksheets, click on the guides below.



Developing Competency Models and Career Ladders and Lattices

Competency Models
Learn about competency model basics, ETA's Building Blocks framework, and how to collaborate to develop a competency model.
    Career Ladders/Lattices
Explore career ladder/lattices, view samples, and learn how to collaborate with workforce partners to develop these valuable tools.

Applying Competency Models and Career Ladders and Lattices

Communicate Workforce Needs
Use competency models to communicate the needs of your organization or industry.
Identify Credential Competencies
Develop or update a certification, license, or assessment using competency models.
Develop Curriculum
Use competency models to assess or develop a curriculum.
Perform Human Resources Activities
Measure worker performance, assess training needs, and select or recruit workers using competency models and career ladders/lattices.
Career Exploration and Guidance
View the competencies needed in selected industries to help determine which career is right for you.