Competency-Based Education and Training Programs
Niagara College’s competency-based education and training (CBET) approach to vocational education emphasizes what a person can do in the workplace as a result of completing a program of training. CBET programs are especially suitable for short-term training programs. The concepts and processes involved in developing a CBET program are easily acquired by trainers who have had sufficient exposure and practice in train-the-trainer sessions. Like Results-Based Management, CBET focuses on producing a set of pre-determined outcomes or results identified through assessment of needs carried out by trainers with people who work in the targeted sector.
Students and trainers of our CBET programs know what the expected learning outcomes are before the course begins; the goal of each program is to help each student develop the necessary skills to demonstrate competence in the real world. Because realistic contexts and proficiencies expected by employers are integrated into the learning environment, CBET-trained individuals can perform in a way that businesses expect them to and educator-trainers produce more employment-ready employees.