Skilled Trades Professional Development Program

The center serves as a technical lead in an effort to modernize job classifications and career progressions for current and future facilities personnel at Ohio State. This is a multi-year, multi-phase, and university-wide project that engages six academic campuses, one medical center, and nine business units across Ohio State. Through leveraging resources from multiple internal teams and supporting student research within the EHE Workforce Development and Education program, CETE is:

  • defining the body of knowledge for all new classification series and job titles
  • customizing our approach to job analysis, including additional task analysis, knowledge-skill-ability identification, and linkage as well as verification through real-time data collection using iPads and electronic survey software
  • creating online and performance assessments to aid in job classification and training plan development
  • partnering with technical curriculum and training providers to deliver skilled trades coursework
  • creating on-the-job training manuals and supporting Ohio State trainers in implementing real-time, hands-on, practical work-based learning
  • developing the infrastructure and operating procedures to support a one of a kind training system

Sponsor: The Ohio State University Facilities Services Departments

Contract Lead: Traci Lepicki