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Retail Industry Association Aligns Certificate Program with Retail Competencies California
The Western Association of Food Chains, a non-profit business organization representing the retail and wholesale food industry, has established the Retail Management Certificate (RMC) program. The RMC aligns with the competencies in ETA's Retail Competency Model. It correlates core competencies for supervisory and management positions within the retail sector with corresponding education and career pathways. To read the full case summary, click here:
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Date:  June, 2015
Geospatial Technology Geospatial Technology Competency Model Drives Innovation Virginia
National and state organizations-the GeoTech Center, GeoTEd, and the National Information Security Geospatial Technologies Consortium-are actively utilizing ETA's Geospatial Technology Competency Model in a variety of innovative interconnected initiatives. These uses include the aligning curricula with employer requirements, professional development for faculty and teachers, creating career awareness of opportunities, and developing articulation/dual enrollment agreements. To read more visit
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Date:  May, 2013
- Good to Grow! United Blood Services Career Lattice South Dakota

Good to Grow! United Blood Services Career Lattice: Jodi Roy, a Human Resources Director for United Blood Services (UBS) in Rapid City, South Dakota, used ETA's Career Ladder/Lattice Tool as a conceptual framework to develop a resource that the 200+ UBS employees in her region can use as a career exploration tool. The UBS Dakotas Career Lattice focuses on the critical skills-experience and education-necessary to make a lateral or upward move within the organization. Her innovative efforts have caught the attention of UBS's corporate leadership, who now envision expanding the use of the Career Lattice for all 3,500 company employees in 24 states nationwide. To read more visit
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Date:  July, 2012
- Minnesota Green Career Path Tools Minnesota

ISEEK Career Paths:  The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development partnered with, a career, education and job resource Web site, and the Minnesota Department of Commerce to develop 5 Green Career Paths tools.  The tools, which rely on O*NET data and were informed by extensive area employer input, are in the following industries:  Natural Resource Conservation, Solar Electric, Solar Heating and Cooling, Residential Energy Efficiency and Commercial Energy Efficiency.  Existing pathways in the Wind and Ethanol industries have also been enhanced.

The target audiences for these career path tools are career counselors, college students, incumbent workers and dislocated workers.  The Web site enables users to research pay, education and training requirements, and skills needed for careers in these industries.  The tool also allows users to compare two careers to find out how one can progress from one job to another within an industry.   For more information, visit

Date:  April, 2012
Energy LATTC Uses Competency Models for Career Pathways and Stackable Credentials California
Los Angeles Trade-Technical College (LATTC) uses a sector-based strategy to help students earn stackable credentials and advance along career pathways. Based on the strong prospects for growth in the energy sector in the region, the college developed its own Utility Industry Competency Model Framework. The customized model added a tier to ETA's model delineating baseline eligibility requirements for entry-level workers. LATTC also used the Utility Industry Framework as a foundation for its Weatherization Installer Occupation Profile. Stackable certificates and degrees are under development to incorporate the Utility Industry Competency Model framework. To read more visit
. (Case Summary PDF, 201 KB)

Date:  August, 2011
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