Workforce Development Competencies

Workforce development competencies are job-based skills employees need in order to succeed across a wide variety of occupations. The Partnership has identified a set of standards to serve as a reference for employees and supervisors in selecting courses that are relevant to professional and personal development and are supportive of agency missions and efforts.

The Course and Webinar Competency Chart and Online Learning Competency is designed to provide a useful reference for determining which of the many Partnership courses will enhance skills in any of the six foundational competency categories.


Computer Skills and Technology
 Competencies Computer Skills and Technology


Critical Thinking, Problem-Solving, and Math
 Competencies Critical Thinking, Problem-Solving, and Math


Interpersonal and Customer Relations
 Competencies Interpersonal and Customer Relations


Professionalism and Self-Management Competencies Professionalism and Self-Management


Trades, Safety, and Risk Management
 Competencies Trades, Safety, and Risk Management


Verbal and Written Communication
Verbal and Written Communication

Updated: July 19, 2019