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Workforce GPS: Solving Industry Challenges Using Competency Models

  • Location: 
    Online webinar
    Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Learn how to engage with employers by using U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) industry competency models. Speakers will share their real-world examples and experiences with competency models to better align training to industry demand. Participants will engage in discussion about using competency models in a variety of sectors and types of organizations.

Competency models are an essential tool for designing apprenticeships, curriculum, competency-based education, and career pathways, but it all starts with a successful convening of industry partners. Having the right tools and guides to assist in that partnership development is crucial. In this webinar, presenters will share how they developed their employer engagement strategy and their process of convening industry partners with the use of competency models. Educators, college administrators and workforce system representatives will discuss how to work with employers to use competency models to delve into regional workforce needs and program solutions.

This webinar is the first in a series of webinars featuring competency model experts from a wide range of industry sectors and real-world experience with convening industry partners.

Target Audiences:

  • Community colleges
  • Workforce boards
  • Employers

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Pam Frugoli, O*NET/CareerOneStop/Competency Model Team Lead, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration


Alicia Uhde, Department Chair, Bismarck State College

James T. Austin, Director of Assessment Services, The Ohio State University, Center on Education and Training for Employment