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Competency Model
  • How to Use Competency Models
  • Searching the Resource Database
    General Instructions
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Technical Assistance Guide
  • Build a Competency Model
  • Build a Career Ladder/Lattice
  • Competency Models: A Review of the Literature and the Role of the Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
    Instructions for viewing the graphic
  • Move the mouse over Occupation Tiers 6, 7, 8, or 9 to search for O*NET Occupational Competencies Profiles
  • Move the mouse over any of the Competency Blocks to see the definition
  • Click on any Competency Block to see the key behaviors

    View an Industry Model

    The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is working with business leaders, educators, and others to create comprehensive and readily accessible industry competency models that document the foundational and technical skills and competencies required for workplace success in economically important industries. Industry competency models provide a resource for the development of curriculum, certifications, and the tests that assess work-related competencies.   More>>>
    The industry model frameworks are based on the competency model building blocks which are modified to meet the industry needs. Click on the Building Blocks Model or an industry from the list below to view a model for the selected industry.
  • Building Blocks Model new logo
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Aerospace
  • Automation new logo
  • Bioscience
  • Construction: Commercial and Industrial
  • Construction: Heavy Highway Civil
  • Construction: Residential
  • Cybersecurity
  • Energy: Generation, Transmission and Distribution
  • Energy: Renewable Energy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Services
  • Food and Beverage Service new logo
  • Geospatial Technology new logo
  • Health: Allied Health
  • Health: Electronic Health Records
  • Hospitality/Hotel and Lodging
  • Information Technology
  • Long-term Care, Supports, and Services
  • Mechatronics
  • Retail
  • Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
  • Water Sector