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Heavy Highway Civil Construction Competency Model

In collaboration with the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has worked with industry leaders to develop a comprehensive competency model for the heavy highway civil construction industry. The model is designed to evolve along with changing skill requirements. AGC has committed to working with its industry partners to keep the model current.

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Heavy Highway Civil Construction Competency Model

Heavy Highway Civil Construction Building Blocks Pyramid

Interpersonal Skills Display skills to work with others from a range of backgrounds. Integrity Display accepted social and work behaviors. Professionalism Maintain a professional demeanor. Initiative Demonstrate a willingness to work. Dependability & Reliability Display responsible behaviors at work. Willingness to Learn Understand the importance of learning new information for both current and future problem solving and decision making. Reading Understand written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents. Writing Use standard English to compile information and prepare written documents. Mathematics Use principles of mathematics such as arithmetic, algebra, and geometry to solve problems. Science Use scientific rules and methods to solve problems. Communication-Visual & Verbal Listen, speak, and signal so others can understand.  Communicate in spoken English well enough to be understood by others. Basic Computer Skills Use a computer and related applications to input, store, and retrieve information. Teamwork Work cooperatively with others to complete work assignments. Following Directions Receive, understand and carry out assignments with minimal supervision. Following Plans & Schedules Receive, understand, and carry out assignments to follow the planned workflow sequence. Problem Solving & Decision Making Apply critical-thinking skills to solve problems encountered on the work site. Working with Tools and Technology Select, use, and maintain tools and technology to facilitate work activity. Checking, Examining, & Recording Enter, transcribe, record, store, or maintain information in written or electronic format. Craftsmanship Recognize the responsibilities and personal characteristics of a professional craftsperson. Building & Construction Design Understand the steps involved in building construction projects (e.g., understanding & interpreting drawings). Material Resources Identify, move, store, and supply construction and building materials for all types of construction activities. Regulations & Quality Assurance Comply with regulations and building codes, and apply industry standards to ensure quality work. Health & Safety Recognize and mitigate safety hazards including hazardous materials, environmental hazards, and accident conditions on a construction site. Construction of Heavy/Highway & Civil Structures Apply knowledge of heavy/highway and civil materials and methods in the construction of different types of projects. Site Preparation Perform clearing, excavating, and earthmoving operations. Heavy Equipment Operations Properly operate and maintain equipment specific to heavy construction. Materials & Installation Materials, methods, and techniques used in the construction of heavy/civil projects. Traffic Control Understand, construct, and implement traffic control to move the general public around or through construction sites. Click here to search for O*NET Occupational Competencies Profiles