Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: ZA-025-002-1-1-United States-USDOL-2009

Subject Area: Refernce Materials in Machine Readable Form

Bibliographic Citation: Occupational Information Network (O*NET) online.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Labor. Employment and Training Administration  [principal investigator(s)] / U.S. Department of Labor  [distributor].

Date Accessioned: 7/28/2009

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: To access this database, click on O*NET OnLine .

Access Status: Unrestricted access

Abstract: O*NET Online, the Occupational Information Network contains comprehensive information on job requirements and worker competencies. The database includes information about knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs), interests, general work activities (GWAs), and work context. Each occupation is classified by a unique O*NET title and code and is cross-referenced to occupations in five other classification systems. They are the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP), Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT), Military Occupational Classification (MOC), Registered Apprenticeship Partners Information Data System (RAPIDS), and Standard Occupational Classification (SOC). As the replacement for the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT), O*NET will be the nation's primary source of occupational information. The new system describe jobs at both cross-job and job-specific levels. At the cross-job level, jobs will be described in terms of person requirements, person characteristics, experience requirements, job requirements, and labor market characteristics. At the job-specific level, these cross-job variables can be used to organize job-specific descriptive data to create a new language framework for occupational titles.

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