New Video Series: Crosswalk Competency Models for Curriculum Development

Competency Model Clearinghouse logoAre you a community college educator or workforce development trainer aiming to develop curricula that will provide your students with the competencies to meet local employer needs? If so, check out 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 U.S. Department of Labor competency models to develop quality curricula that reflect employer input and align with industry-based credentials.

The series features six short videos.

  • The first video provides an overview of the video series.
  • The second video highlights the resources available on the Competency Model Clearinghouse and how they can be used.
  • The third video features representatives from Madison Area Technical College, Richland College, and the International Association of Events and Exhibitions as they discuss how they’ve used the Hospitality, Tourism and Events Competency Model to prepare students for professions in the events industry.
  • The Industry Engagement in Curriculum Development video discusses the importance of involving industry in the curriculum development process. Christina Amato of Sinclair Community College describes how cross walking competencies with curriculum has “created a common language and currency” between the college and the employer community.

Visit the Competency Model Clearinghouse today to watch the first four videos in the series. Stay tuned for additional videos about how colleges have aligned curriculum with industry-based credentials and made competencies relevant to both students and faculty.

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