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Video Series

Are you a community college educator or workforce development trainer seeking to develop curricula that will truly prepare your students with the competencies they need to successfully meet the employer requirements in your local labor market? If so, welcome to the “How to Crosswalk Competency Models for Curriculum Development” video series. It shares the real-life experiences of your peers who have successfully used the competency models on the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration’s (ETA) Competency Model Clearinghouse (CMC) to develop quality curricula that reflect employer input and align with industry-based credentials.

The series is organized in six parts:

  • Video 1 (Welcome), featuring Janet Sperstad, CMP, from Madison Area Technical College), provides an overview of the video series.
  • Video 2 (Walkthrough), live screencast introduces the CMC by showcasing all 26 current industry models; explaining the nine model tiers; and identifying current resources and worksheets.
  • Video 3 (Using Competencies in Curriculum Development), featuring Marsha Flanagan, M.Ed., from International Association of Exhibitions and Events and M.T. Hickman, CMP, CPECP, CTA, from Richland College, addresses the respective values of using competencies in developing curriculum for students, employers and education/training providers.
  • COMING SOON! Video 4 (Alignment of Industry-Based Credentials Competencies with Academic Curriculum) demonstrates how aligning the CMC competencies and embedding industry-based credentials with proposed/current academic competencies strengthens and helps to validate the curriculum.
  • Video 5 (Employer Engagement and Input) describes their employment engagement strategy for curriculum development relative to course approval, student learning outcomes, selection of industry-based credentials and proposed competencies.
  • COMING SOON! Video 6 (Development of Programmatic Curriculum) closes the series by discussing how they completed or revised the new competency-based curriculum, incorporating employer feedback on requisite content and utilizing the CMC worksheets and guides.

In summary, there's no need to 'reinvent the wheel'. Instead, benefit from the experiences of your peers to utilize this competency-based framework to enrich your curricula; improve your student outcomes; and strengthen your relationships with area employers.