- Unskilled - If a job involves the performance of simple duties and a person can usually learn to do them in 30 days or less. Ex: Dishwasher, school crossing guard, etc.
- Semi-skilled - If a job involves the performance of a prescribed, detailed course of action to be followed regularly which is limited in scope and the training entails more than 30 days or more. Ex: Chauffeur, room service waiter, etc.
- Skilled - If a job involves the performance of a trade, craft, or industry and requires a person to have at least two years of comprehensive knowledge, training, or experience. Moreover a skilled worker is expected to exercise independent judgement and responsibility. Ex: Customer service representative, mason, etc.
- Highly Skilled - If a job involves the performance of a profession and requires a person to have more than two years of collegiate education, training, experience and likewise pass an examination to obtain a license. A highly skilled worker, aside from being able to exercise independent judgment and responsibility, must be capable to supervise the work of skilled workers effectively. Ex: Architect, doctor, etc.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
DIFFERENT SKILLS for DIFFERENT PEOPLE
One thing is certain in the labor market. A skilled worker has a special advantage over an unskilled worker. Let us define unskilled, semi-skilled, skilled, and highly skilled workers to find out the differences.