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How is a DACUM Used?

DACUMs are mainly used for identification of instructional needs, instructional program planning, curriculum development, training materials development, creating and revising job descriptions and standards, employee recruitment, ISO 9000/14000 performance, and career guidance. In the past, DACUMs were mostly used by community colleges for vocational-technical instruction. Since the 1980s, business and industry have also used DACUMs extensively for corporate and industrial training programs. In the past few years, the DACUM concept has increasingly been used by secondary and post-secondary educators in arts and sciences programs, as well as vo-tech programs and business/industry.

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