Technical Skill Assessment System Survey

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and the Minnesota Department of Education is continuing to work with secondary teachers and college faculty this academic year to develop a Technical Skill Assessment system for the state’s secondary and postsecondary career and technical education programs as required in the Carl D. Perkins Act.  We will be conducting a survey designed to gather information on the core competencies that are deemed essential for secondary and post-secondary programs in the following career pathways:

•             Agribusiness Systems AND Power, Structural, & Technical Systems
•             Audio/Video Technology and Film; Journalism & Broadcasting; and Performing Arts
•             Biotechnology and Research Development
•             Family & Consumer Services AND Counseling & Mental Health Services
•             Correction Services AND Security & Protective Services
•             Design/Preconstruction
•             General Management AND Human Resources Management AND Operations Management
•             Government and Public Administration
•             Information Support & Services AND Business Information Management
•             Maintenance, Installation, and Repair

Faculty in these career programs (based on identified CIP codes) will be receiving an e-mail in the next 2 weeks inviting them to participate in the survey.  Responses to this survey will help us determine which core competencies should be included in assessments for this pathway.  The survey should take 45-60 minutes to complete, with the option to start and stop your survey whenever it’s convenient for you.

If you have any questions about this survey, please contact JoAnn Simser, or Ginny Karbowski,


We appreciate your interest in this initiative.  Thank you!!

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