The EARTh Center has trained and certified DACUM facilitators able to conduct DACUM facilitation for educational, governmental and industrial organizations. EARTh staff will work with you to determine what DACUM process is best for your needs. DACUM includes analysis for Occupational, Job, Process, Functional and Conceptual Analysis. EARTh Center staff have experience in face-to-face and online facilitation of the DACUM methodology.
DACUM is a structured, but flexible analysis process. It is a highly effective technique for identifying occupational analysis and job task analysis across a wide variety of applications. The DACUM process has several applications, including:
Occupational Analysis is the best approach for analyzing an
occupational area rather than a single position. This approach is helpful for
community and technical colleges to offer educational programs that provide a
broad preparation in an occupational area of career interest. And, to prepare
students to enter the field by obtaining entry-level knowledge, skills and
workplace behavior for that occupation.
Performing an Occupational Analysis requires a facilitator that will lead a forum of industry experts and a recorder that will capture the information generated by the forum. Forum (or panel) participants are leaders within a particular industry. The products of the Occupational Analysis include:
The JTA is a continuance of the Occupational Analysis. The panel for creating the JTA is made up of experts who actually perform the job at an exceptional level.
During a JTA the panel lists the knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary to perform each task under a particular job title. Additionally, the experts may create a list of job performance indicators that distinguish levels of job performance from novices to experts. The JTA product includes how expertise is acquired for performing each task. This process indicates any gaps in training and when training should occur to improve task performance from that of a novice to that of an expert.
Products of the JTA are as follows:
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