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The database contains resources that list, describe, or are based on competencies, such as apprenticeship work process schedules, assessment instruments, curricula, and other competency-related resources. These resources have been assembled for use in developing and customizing competency models, career ladders and lattices, stackable credentials, career maps and career pathways, and other workforce development tools. Each database entry provides a description of the resource and a link to its location. To facilitate searching, the resources are categorized by 'type' (e.g., career lattice, curriculum model) and are linked to industry clusters that are economically important, projected to have long-term growth, or are being transformed by technology and innovation. If the resource contains competencies related to an occupation, the resource is also categorized by O*NET Occupation Family.

Resource Types

  • Apprenticeship
  • Assessment
  • Career Lattice
  • Certification
  • Competency Model
  • Curriculum Model
  • Education Program Model
  • Military
  • Skill Standard
  • Work Readiness Credential

Industry Clusters

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Aerospace
  • Agriculture
  • Automation
  • Automotive
  • Bioscience
  • Commercial and Industrial Construction
  • Heavy Highway and Civil Construction
  • Residential Construction
  • Cybersecurity
  • Advanced Commercial Buildings
  • Energy Generation, Transmission and Distribution   
  • Renewable Energy
  • Engineering
  • Enterprise Security
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Services
  • Food and Beverage Service
  • Geospatial Technology
  • Health Care
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Homeland Security
  • Hospitality, Tourism, and Events
  • Information Technology
  • Long-term Care, Supports, and Services
  • Mechatronics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Retail
  • STEM
  • Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
  • Water and Wastewater

O*NET Occupation Families

  • Management
  • Business and Financial Operations
  • Computer and Mathematical
  • Architecture and Engineering
  • Life, Physical, and Social Science
  • Community and Social Services
  • Legal
  • Education, Training, and Library
  • Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media
  • Healthcare Practitioner and Technical
  • Healthcare Support
  • Protective Service
  • Food Preparation and Serving
  • Building Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance
  • Personal Care, Personal Service, and Gaming
  • Sales
  • Office, Clerical, and Secretarial
  • Farming, Fishing, and Forestry
  • Construction and Extraction
  • Installation, Maintenance, and Repair
  • Production
  • Transportation and Material Moving

Disclaimer: Resources are listed to provide information on competency-based materials and products. The developers of the Competency Model Clearinghouse do not endorse, take no responsibility for, and exercise no control over the organization or its views or contents, nor do they vouch for the accuracy of the information contained on the destination server.