JULY 13, 2015
DACUM SESSION - ASTTBC needs your help!
ASTTBC is currently developing a curriculum/competency list (DACUM) for Steel Detailers. We need your help to participate in a focus group in a facilitated process to capture the major duties, related tasks, necessary knowledge, skills, and traits of the job.
We are looking for 3 hours of your time one evening or half a day on Saturday to participate in the focus group. We will provide dinner or lunch depending on the time/date chosen. This volunteer work will count for 1 CPD credit towards your designation.
We are looking for 5 volunteers plus a facilitator. Depending on availability, we plan on holding the meeting between the dates of July 22 or 23. If you are interested in participating please contact Karen McDiarmid at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 604-763-1827 by Wednesday, July 15.
What is the process?
In the DACUM process, youwill analyze your own job, identifying duties and tasks. The facilitator coordinates the job-related tasks to present an occupational profile describing specific duties and tasks that competent workers must perform.
Identified tasks are sequenced and ranked based on:
Criticality: Essential and/or most important components of a job
Most time consuming: Tasks that consume the majority of the workers time
New worker training needs: Tasks that should be included in introductory training programs
Veteran worker training needs: Tasks that should be included in veteran training programs
The job task profile is vetted to further adjust the profile then validated. Once the profile has been validated, a task analysis breakdown will further define the job. The validated profile and the task analysis will then be used to develop a curriculum.