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Re: [Talent-Signal] relating competencies to job postings

From: Phil Barker <phil.barker@pjjk.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 15:03:21 +0100
To: public-talent-signal@w3.org
Message-ID: <255e7889-182b-640d-050c-92423be10d42@pjjk.co.uk>
Hello again.

I have updated the wiki page for this issue 
<https://www.w3.org/community/talent-signal/wiki/Referring_skills_requirements_to_competency_definitions> 
[1] with a second example based on Stuarts question about how linked 
data representations of competences would be handled.

I have also opened an issue 
<https://github.com/schemaorg/schemaorg/issues/2322> on schema.org's 
github issue tracker about this.

Phil

1. 
https://www.w3.org/community/talent-signal/wiki/Referring_skills_requirements_to_competency_definitions
2. https://github.com/schemaorg/schemaorg/issues/2322


On 03/07/2019 12:24, Phil Barker wrote:
>
> Hello all,
>
> I know that many of you are about start a holiday; and after that I 
> will be on vacation. So this may not be the best time to start a 
> conversation, but I want to post this now to see what I come back to...
>
> One of the issues we have listed is how to refer skills requirements 
> to competency definitions in a standard framework.
>
> I have drafted on the wiki a straw man for a simple way of doing this 
> <https://www.w3.org/community/talent-signal/wiki/Example_of_how_to_refer_skills_requirements_to_competency_definitions> 
> [1] with minimal change to what currently exists in schema.org. It 
> requires only that the expected type for one property be changed.
>
> {
>    "@context":"http://schema.org/",
>    "@type": "JobPosting",
>    "title": "Junior software developer",
>    "skills": {
>      "@type": "Definedterm",
>      "termCode": "K0016",
>      "description": "Knowledge of computer programming principles",
>      "inDefinedTermSet": {
>        "@type": "DefinedTermSet",
>        "name": "National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework",
>        "url":"https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.SP.800-181",
>        "publisher": {
>          "@type": "Organization",
>          "name": "National Institute of Standards and Technology"
>        },
>        "datePublished": "2017-08"
>      }
>    }
> }
>
> Points to note / consider
>
> * this doesn't attempt to fully describe the competency, that's the 
> job of the framework. Furthermore this approach is pretty much 
> agnostic to the format used to represent the framework--I mean, it 
> would be nice if a linked-data friendly format were used and we can 
> then link properly to its @id but this example is a pdf.
>
> * is there any other key information that is required to identify the 
> competence being referred to?
>
> * I've used the existing schema.org property skills to cover a 
> competency that is defined as 'knowledge'. I know the KSA approach to 
> competencies, but also that other aspects can be added 
> (tools/technologies, attitudes) an other approaches taken. Can we live 
> with lumping these together under the label skills, or do we have to 
> look into creating a property with a different name? We will be 
> somewhat constrained by existing schema.org usage. Also I think that 
> trying to separate out the different aspects of competence would cause 
> difficulties when implemented in the non-specialist schema.org 
> context. Remember, the competence framework is where the information 
> should be provided about what aspect of competence (knowledge, skill 
> or ability) is being referred to.
>
> Best wishes to all celebrating the 4 July.
>
> Phil
>
>
> 1. 
> https://www.w3.org/community/talent-signal/wiki/Example_of_how_to_refer_skills_requirements_to_competency_definitions
>
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>
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Phil Barker <http://people.pjjk.net/phil>. http://people.pjjk.net/phil
CETIS LLP <https://www.cetis.org.uk>: a cooperative consultancy for 
innovation in education technology.
PJJK Limited <https://www.pjjk.co.uk>: technology to enhance learning; 
information systems for education.

CETIS is a co-operative limited liability partnership, registered in 
England number OC399090
PJJK Limited is registered in Scotland as a private limited company, 
number SC569282.
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