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Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Using a Competency-Based Approach to Prepare Public Transportation Workers -
The Transportation Learning Center (TLC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving public transportation by making a committed investment at the national and local levels in frontline technical workers.  TLC served as one of five industry champions for the recent update of the U.S. Department of Labor's Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Competency Model.  As such, the organization is well-positioned to demonstrate the value of the competency-based approach for preparing individuals for occupations in the transportation sector.  TLC is also working with several cities and states in implementing a competency-based career pathways approach to prepare young people for careers in public transit occupations.  To read the full case summary, visit:
(Case Summary PDF, 299 KB)

Energy Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) Indentifies Key Industry Credentials -
Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) Identifies Key Industry Credentials:
CEWD, one of the original industry champions for ETA's Energy Competency Model, has created a framework for industry credentialing that includes both existing and new credentials. Using the Energy Competency Model as a conceptual framework and informed by focus groups with energy industry subject matter experts across the country, CEWD has identified a series of stackable credentials for individuals at various points in an energy industry career pathway. To read the full case summary, click here:
(Case Summary PDF, 200 KB)

Date:  August, 2014
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
Long-term Care, Supports, and Services Credentialing Direct Support -
The mission of the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) is to enhance the quality of support provided to people with disabilities through the provision of products, services and certifications which elevate the status of direct care workers.  In 2007, NADSP formalized and approved 15 competencies that are common across the direct support profession and constitute the fifth tier of the Long-term Care Supports and Services Competency Model (LTCSS).  These competencies are complemented by the nine principles in NADSP's Code of Ethics which are consistent with the Ethics component of the Industry-Wide Technical Competencies tier of the LTCSS Competency Model.  NADSP has also developed a four-tiered national credentialing program, which is grounded in its competency areas and Code of Ethics.  To read more visit:
(Case Summary PDF, 118 KB)

Date:  February, 2014
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