PDCI works with industry and sector organizations to develop National Qualification Systems (NQS).
A NQS is defined as the entirety (systems, processes, structures, resources) of the required, acquired and recognized vocational qualifications which satisfies the needs of the system of activities and individuals.
A National Qualification System outlines the acquisition of qualifications through the formal and informal learning and training or through the professional experience, evaluation and recognition of qualifications, as well as the management and quality assurance processes and measures.
This includes major areas of occupational research, national occupational standards, competency based assessments, certification and accreditation and other areas such as essential skills, foreign credential recognition, and language benchmarking.
PDCI also workers with employers to evaluate employees’ competences, knowledge and skills and educational establishments to plan the development and skills improvement programs for both future and current employees.
PDCI brings a number of unique strengths to National Qualifications Systems Projects.
1. PDCI has developed and successfully applied professional facilitation tools and techniques to create national or industry consensuses through collaborative leadership.
2. PDCI uses a systems approach in all its projects. This requires the ability to assess the complex interactions of the whole and its components parts. System thinking and systems tools are an accepted part of organizational development and cultural transformation practice.
3. PDCI uses quality techniques and lean tools in projects within national qualifications systems. This ensures effectiveness, efficiency and economy.
Standards define the right thing to do and the way to do things right. A system of performance standards is the key to standardization and sustainability.
Performance Standards define the occupational and job related knowledge, skills, tasks, abilities, and behaviors required for performance. Standards are specific to roles and responsibilities; however, when developed through consensus, they define superior performance.
Performance Standards :
Define the job role knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for results
Create the structure for standard operating procedures
Create a framework for talent development and career advancement
Enable performance based on the job training
Provide guidelines for recruiting and hiring decisions
Define performance evaluation and improvement systems.
Experience with Performance Standards
Canadian Apprenticeship Standards
Boilermaker National Occupational Analysis
Farm Equipment National Occupational Analysis
Floor Covering Installer National Occupational Analysis
Mobile Crane National Occupational Analysis
Motorcycle Mechanic National Occupational Analysis
Plumber National Occupational Analysis
Crane Operators Standards
Cutter Skidder Operator Competency Standards
Demand Flow Occupational Standards
Financial Services Practitioner Standards
Fire College Instructors Standards
Fire Protection Engineers Standards
Fire Service Advisers Standards
Fire Safety Officer Standards
Forklift Operator Standards
Front Desk Operator Standards
Golf Superintendent Standards
Health Care Aid Standards
Heavy Equipment Operators Standards
HVAC Residential Installer Standards
HVAC Parts Counter Person Standards
HVAC Service Manager Standards
Home Building Renovator Standards
Machining Operator Standards
Residential Home Builder Standards
Support Service Job Competency Development