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Learn about the collaborative process of mapping work-based competencies to an existing course curriculum, in this video from Jobs for the Future (JFF). The process starts when employer and college representatives meet to see how the competencies are associated with existing courses. Employers assemble their technicians to do a job task analysis for the workplace. They write down critical tasks in their workday and break down the steps to completing these tasks. Colleges then use the tasks to inform the course design, determining which knowledge and skills can be taught in the workplace and which should be taught through classroom and lab instruction. This resource is especially useful for employer representatives, college administrators, and core course-design team.
Click on Support Materials for background information, discussion questions, and follow-up information about the Work-Based Courses Toolkit. This resource is part of the Work-Based Courses: Bringing College to the Production Line collection.
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