The TIME Center uses the DACUM (Developing A Curriculum) process, WorkKeys®, and regional and national standards to create customized courses and programs to meet local, regional, and statewide training needs.
A systematic approach to curriculum and training program design that responds to specific workplace needs, the DACUM process is based on actual workplace duties and tasks. This process is undertaken in collaboration with industry, labor, government, and education professionals. When appropriate, duties and tasks are matched with existing industry based skills standards.
The DACUM process begins with an initial plan developed through collaborative brainstorming. Next, the planning team fleshes out the curriculum design, identifies needed resources, develops instructional materials, and implements curriculum appropriate to the specific organizational and workplace needs.
Developed by ACT, an independent, not-for-profit organization that supports education and workforce development, WorkKeys® is a job skills assessment system that measures real-world skills. The WorkKeys System connects work skills, training, and testing for education and employers, making it easier to meet the requirements of federal programs and legislation.
The TIME Center partners with business or industry to customize existing courses and develop new courses and certification programs to meet emerging workforce needs. Courses can be offered as either credit or non-credit depending on the needs of the individual.
“The TIME Center is an effective connector for us to the manufacturing industry.”
June Streckfus, Executive Director
Maryland Business Roundtable
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