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Energy Identifying Common Competencies for Energy-Related Occupations Pennsylvania
Identifying Common Competencies for Energy-Related Occupations

The Allegheny Conference on Community Development commissioned an occupational analysis of energy-related jobs in a ten-county region of southwestern Pennsylvania.  The resulting study identified 14 energy-related target jobs in that region and determined the critical competencies required for success in those occupations.   The researchers recommended that educators place more emphasis on occupational competencies and skills that are required in multiple industry sectors, and that industry take the lead in proactively creating and supporting partnerships with and among regional secondary, technical and community colleges to ensure effective curricula and learning tracks for each of the target jobs.  In addition to this initiative, the organization's ShaleNET Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant enabled them to develop and implement industry-informed, stackable certificate and associate degree programs to address the rapid growth of the Marcellus shale industry in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Texas.  To read the full case summary click here:

Cybersecurity Community College Consortium Develops Cybersecurity Career Pathway Arizona
Estrella Mountain Community College, the lead institution in the Arizona Sun Corridor-Get Into Energy Consortium's Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant, has developed an innovative Cybersecurity Degree Pathway that relates to the utility industry and the Smart Grid.  The model is based on ETA's Cybersecurity Competency Model, but differs in that it is serpentine, not linear.  As individuals progress along the pathway, coursework must be accompanied by increasing years of related work experience before they can attain the credential.  To read the full case summary, click here:
(Case Summary PDF, 120 KB)

Date:  August, 2014
Information Technology Building Career Pathways in Information Technology Occupations California
Building Career Pathways in Information Technology Occupations

WestEd, a San Francisco nonprofit research, development and service agency focused on education, is using a five-year H-1B Technical Skills Training grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to address the future needs of San Francisco's information communications technology (ICT) workforce. The agency is working with industry, education, and government partners to establish career pathways and provide unemployed individuals and incumbent workers with education, training placement and support services in high-demand ICT occupations. WestEd and its partners have developed career pathways for four ICT occupational areas in high-demand in San Francisco: Networking and Security, IT Support and Database Administration, Programming and Multimedia and Design. To read more visit
(Case Summary PDF, 264 KB)

Date:  February, 2014
Information Technology Developing New Directions in Information Technology Education Massachusetts
Developing New Directions in Information Technology Education
Broadening Advanced Technological Connections (BATEC), a center funded by the National Science Foundation Advanced Technology Education project, is one of the champions for the Information Technology Competency Model.    BATEC uses the model as a conceptual framework to connect industry, educators and students in an ongoing discussion about the future of Information Technology education.  As a result of these discussions, BATEC has made significant progress in creating and modifying curriculum that closely aligns with industry skills while employing innovative teaching methodologies that explicitly integrate analytical and employability skills to develop student competence in broader workplace knowledge and capabilities.
(Case Summary PDF, 353KB)

Date:  January, 2014
Retail Industry-Education Partnership Results in New Retail Management Certificate Program Texas
Industry-Education Partnership Results in New Retail Management Certificate Program
Tyler Junior College in conjunction with Brookshire Grocery Company and the Western Association of Food Chains has implemented a Retail Management Certificate program, the first grocery industry association endorsed credential award in Texas.  The retail management curriculum, which was developed by industry leaders and educational representatives, includes college-level courses based on standardized competencies and student learning outcomes.  These industry-defined competencies align with the U.S. Department of Labor's Retail Competency Model which was developed in collaboration with the National Retail Federation.
(Case Summary PDF, 165KB)

Date:  January, 2014
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