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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 O*NET Occupational Competencies Profiles
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    Water Sector Competency Model

    Over the past year the American Water Works Association (AWWA) worked with its membership to identify the occupation specific competencies required for workers in the Water Sector. In collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water and the Water Environment Federation (WEF), the results of those efforts were formatted into a competency model using the framework provided by the Employment and Training Administration (ETA). The resulting model for the Water Sector, which depicts the core competencies required for field staff and operators, will be a resource for workforce developers and educators. AWWA and WEF have committed to promoting the model's use with their members and to keeping the model up to date.

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    Scroll down to view the industry model selected. OR Click on Industry Competency Models on the top navigation to view the Building Blocks.
    Water Sector Competency Model
    Water Sector Building Blocks Pyramid