Wednesday, December 18, 2019 2:00 PM ~ 3:00 PM ET

Learn about current and future competency model initiatives happening across the country and hear from peers about their experience in the U.S. Department of Labor Competency Model Peer Learning Group. Speakers will highlight their takeaways and provide information about their competency model activities and innovations.  Participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences, ask questions, and provide feedback on resources and future initiatives.


From California to Maine, educators and training providers are utilizing competency models in new and innovative ways.  As a result, competencies have been described as the new currency for education, training, and professional development.  Since April, the U.S Department of Labor Competency Model Peer Learning Group has brought together participants from different industries, different regions, and different perspectives in the workforce system with a common goal of exploring the uses of competency models. Each bi-monthly call focused on a unique interest area identified by participants.  Topics covered included:

  • Industry Engagement;
  • Career Pathways;
  • Curriculum Development; and 
  • Apprenticeship Development.

Throughout the four calls, participants shared resources, heard about real-life examples, and engaged in robust discussions.  As a result, participants learned about competency model programs happening across the country and were able to inform their own initiatives. 

Join to learn more about their efforts and how you can apply them in your own organization!



Pam Frugoli, O*NET/CareerOneStop/Competency Model Team Lead, Employment and Training Administration


Katie Hall, Director, The Competency Project,  Corporation for a Skilled Workforce

Kathleen Gordon, Program Consultant | PIPELINE Program, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

Dan Soloman, Program Consultant | PIPELINE Program, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

Cynthia Pierrott, Program Director, Adult Basic Education, Truckee Meadows Community College