CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructors, Other
Benchmark Title: Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education
Summary Job Description Tasks
Teach or instruct vocational or occupational subjects at the postsecondary level (but at less than the baccalaureate) to students who have graduated or left high school. Includes correspondence school, industrial, and commercial instructors; and adult education teachers and instructors who prepare persons to operate industrial machinery and equipment and transportation and communications equipment. Teaching may take place in public or private schools whose primary business is education or in a school asso ciated with an organization whose primary business is other than education. Supervise and monitor students' use of tools and equipment.
Observe and evaluate students' work to determine progress, provide feedback, and make suggestions for improvement.
Present lectures and conduct discussions to increase students' knowledge and competence using visual aids, such as graphs, charts, videotapes, and slides.
Administer oral, written, or performance tests to measure progress and to evaluate training effectiveness.
Prepare reports and maintain records such as student grades, attendance rolls, and training activity details.
Supervise independent or group projects, field placements, laboratory work, or other training.
Determine training needs of students or workers.
Provide individualized instruction and tutorial or remedial instruction.
Conduct on-the-job training classes or training sessions to teach and demonstrate principles, techniques, procedures, or methods of designated subjects.
Develop curricula and plan course content and methods of instruction.
Prepare outlines of instructional programs and training schedules and establish course goals.
Integrate academic and vocational curricula so that students can obtain a variety of skills.
Develop teaching aids such as instructional software, multimedia visual aids, or study materials.
Select and assemble books, materials, supplies, and equipment for training, courses, or projects.
Advise students on course selection, career decisions, and other academic and vocational concerns.
Participate in conferences, seminars, and training sessions to keep abreast of developments in the field, and integrate relevant information into training programs.
Serve on faculty and school committees concerned with budgeting, curriculum revision, and course and diploma requirements.
Review enrollment applications and correspond with applicants to obtain additional information.
Arrange for lectures by experts in designated fields.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructors, Other
Benchmark Title: Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Psychology Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
Personnel and Human Resources Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
Design Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
Clerical Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructors, Other
Benchmark Title: Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Operations Analysis Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructors, Other
Benchmark Title: Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructors, Other
Benchmark Title: Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in Personnel Services, Engineering-related Technologies, Vocational Home Economics, Construction Trades, Mechanics and Repairers, Precision Production Trades)
On-Site or In-Plant Training None
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructors, Other
Benchmark Title: Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education
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CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructors, Other
Benchmark Title: Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education
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