O*NET Site Gets Credential Feature

by Michelle Massie
July 17, 2014

Users of the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) database can now search for certifications, training, licensing and apprenticeship information from the Summary, Details and Custom report pages.

The navigation features of the O*NET Online reports have been streamlined too.

By providing particulars on certifications and training options, students and job seekers are empowered with more materials to help them plan for their career paths.

O*NET reports contain information on occupations such as the tasks performed, tools and technology used in the occupation and the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities that should be possessed by individuals who seek to join the profession.

The free O*NET database, managed by the U.S. Department of Labor, contains facts on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors, and allows for the public to explore and search occupations.

WDQC applauds the new feature as it raises awareness about different types of credentials and how they fit into career pathways.