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News Archive: September 2013

Certificates and Certifications: Credential Clarification Is Critical!

Stimulated by the current economy, adults are returning to training and education to enhance their labor market success. Government workforce economic development agencies as well as private and community organizations advocate certifications and certificates. Credential is the generic term for such designations. Together with educational degrees, state licenses, and registration systems, certificates and certifications signal competence in the individual (Schoon & Smith, 2000) and fit into a movement toward lifelong learning through “stackable credentials” for individuals.

CETE Conducts DACUM and SCID Training in Nigeria

CETE continued its international reach by conducting a week of DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) and SCID (Systematic Curriculum and Instructional Development) in Kaduna, Nigeria. This brings to 27 the number of countries where either DACUM or SCID training has been hosted and conducted.

CETE Aligns Educational Content Standards to Industry Needs

The Center on Education and Training for Employment (CETE) is in partnership with the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) to revise the career field technical content standards for Health Science, Information Technology, Transportation, Law and Public Safety, Construction Technologies and Manufacturing. In the spring of 2012, CETE assisted ODE staff in facilitating panels of experts from each career field to share their vision on industry trends.

CETE Director Selected to Serve on ANSI Personnel Certification Panel

Bob Mahlman, Director of CETE, has been selected to serve on the Personnel Certification Accreditation Committee (PCAC) of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The PCAC accredits personnel certification bodies in accordance with ISO 17024. The committee drafts and recommends policies and procedures that provide the framework for an effective personnel certification accreditation program, disseminates information and receives stakeholder input across the U.S., and advises ANSI staff on operational issues.