INTRODUCTION TO COMPETENCY-BASED TRAINING AND EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
Competencies outline the knowledge, skills, and abilities in a career field that are required for employees to perform duties at a defined level of proficiency. Competency-based training provides employees with outcome-based, learner-driven tools that help to improve their overall job performance. By basing training and development courses on well-defined, established competencies with clear performance measures, employees can identify specific skills and abilities they need to develop in order to excel in their profession. Competency-based training also increases accountability by providing a standard of measurement against which the learner can be evaluated.