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Personal Effectiveness Competencies Rubrics

Essential competencies often referred to as soft skills by employers.

Interpersonal Skills - Demonstrating Insight Into Behavior Rubric

Recognizing and accurately interpreting verbal and nonverbal behavior.

Adaptability and Flexibility - Employing Unique Analyses Rubric

Demonstrating the capacity to think creatively and generate new approaches.

Ambition - Perseverance and Commitment Rubric

Demonstrating the capacity to handle stress and achieve goals.

Workplace Competencies Rubrics

Skills and abilities that allow individuals to function in an organizational setting.

Checking, Examining and Recording - Capturing Data Rubric

Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic format.

Creative Thinking - Generating Innovative Solutions Rubric

Developing creative new ways to solve problems or improve processes.

Customer Focus - Knowing the Customer Rubric

Understanding and anticipating customer needs and future needs.


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Academic Competencies Rubrics

Critical competencies primarily learned in an academic setting, as well as cognitive functions and thinking styles.

Communication - Speaking and Presenting Rubric

Effectively expressing information to individuals and groups.

Fundamental IT Skills - Fundamental IT Knowledge and Skills Rubric

Demonstrating familiarity with the fundamental capabilities of computers, software, information systems, and communications systems.

Basic Computer Skills - Preparing Documents Rubric

Using word processing programs to create documents and business communications.

Industry-Wide Technical Competencies Rubrics

Knowledge, skills and abilities needed by all occupations within an industry.

Advanced Manufacturing - Manufacturing Process Design/Development Rubric

Research, design, implement, and continuously improve the manufacturing process to ensure product meets customer needs.

Cybersecurity - Information Technology (IT) Architecture Rubric

The knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to understand the purpose and function of cybersecurity technology, including tools and systems.

Long-term Care, Supports, and Services - Crisis Prevention and Conflict Resolution Rubric

Knowledge of potential crisis situations or behavior, and the appropriate procedures to de-escalate the situation or minimize the likelihood of danger.

Industry-Specific Technical Competencies Rubrics

Knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics needed by all occupations within an industry segment.

Commercial and Industrial Construction - Heavy Equipment Operation Rubric

Properly operate and maintain equipment specific to commercial construction.

Allied Health - Infection Control Rubric

Producing and maintaining an environment to minimize pathogenic microorganisms.

Electronic Health Records - Health Informatics Skills Using the EHR Rubric

Using technology to control and safeguard the collection, organization, structure, processing and delivery of health information.

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Dental Hygienists

Clean teeth and examine oral areas, head, and neck for signs of oral disease. May educate patients on oral hygiene, take and develop x rays, or apply fluoride or sealants.


Personal Care Aides

Assist the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities with daily living activities at the person's home or in a care facility.


Schools Psychologists

Investigate processes of learning and teaching and develop psychological principles and techniques applicable to educational problems.