GOALS OF RSDs
Can be earned individually to be included in learner-earner records such as achievement wallets.
Increase equal access to opportunities on an individual’s pathway and the credentials they earn along the way because they are easily transferable.
Can be included in skill libraries to identify transferable skills between occupations and industries.
Share meaning and act as a common language within the skills they define in a digital format.
Achieve skills interoperability in credentials, education and training opportunities, job profiles, and learner records.
A short skill name that is clear, concise, and succinctly describes the nature of the RSD.
A contextualized skill statement that is in alignment with Lightcast labor market skills.
A statement that represents the foundational applied capability or behavior for a given task, occupation, or need.
Can include information connecting the skill to specific collections, keywords, employers, alignment to the Standard Occupational Classification system, professional standards and certifications, alignment to Lightcast Open Skills Taxonomy
RSDS + Employers
RSDs link skills to job descriptions in ways that clearly articulate to job candidates the specific skills required for open positions. RSDs help individuals align their skills to what employers are looking for, streamlining the path to employment and career advancement.