A study on the profile of knowledge, skills, abilities and other key requirements necessary to the new personnel in positions with attributions in the field of continuous professional training


  • Sorina Mihaela Mardar “Carol I” National Defence University, Bucharest


job requirements, “trainer” occupational standard, continuous professional training


The profile of knowledge, skills, abilities, attitudes
and other key requirements necessary for a profession or an
occupation is frequently defined distinctively by the employers,
by the providers of professional training services, as well as by
the structures that deal with professional regulations, by other
actors that have an influence in the field (such as unions,
employers, central public administration bodies, the National
Council for Adult Vocational Training (NCAVT)) or by
members of the respective community. The present study is
centered on the comparative analysis of the way in which key
knowledge, skills and abilities are defined by the “trainerâ€
occupational standard – the only relevant one that was
elaborated in the field of adults’ or continuous professional
training – and the ones defined by the recruitment ads posted on
the most important Romanian on-line recruitment sites in the
periods August – November 2007 and 20 August 2008 – 12
January 2009 (eJobs: 3,05 million de visitors a year; BestJobs:
6,1 million visitors a month; MyJobs: 550000 visitors a year).
We have used as a main research method the content analysis,
with mixed quantitative and qualitative techniques. The content
analysis was made on a number of 105 on-line ads, destined for
a number of 155 vacant positions in the field of continuous
professional training, as well as the description of the trainer
occupational standard published on the NCAVT site.


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