The Allied Health field has great promise for employing our nation’s young adults. In September 2010, ETA released the “Allied Health Access (AHA!) Guidebook: How to Develop Programs for Youth in Allied Health Careers” and encouraged the workforce system to consider creating or expanding programs and services that lead to allied health opportunities for youth and young adults. The Guidebook provides youth program planners and service providers with practical information about allied health occupations to help them in their planning and development.
On January 13, 2012, ETA released the Allied Health Sector Competency Model (CM), an additional resource that can help program planners and providers as they work with businesses and other partners to develop quality curriculum and training opportunities in allied health. To develop this comprehensive competency model for the Allied Health industry sector, ETA worked with technical and subject matter experts from education, business, and industry. The model identifies the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for workers to perform successfully in the field of Allied Health and is a compilation of competencies that can be used as a basis for preparation in an Allied Health occupation.
To learn more about competency models and how to use them, visit the Competency Model Clearinghouse. You can also visit the “Users Showcase” page where users can read the “Competency Models In Action and Case-in-Point Stories” to learn about the many ways competency models are being used.”