Skills Library Competency Checklist Database - About - Instructions - Resources

About the Skills Library Database

The Skills Library CVTE Competencies Checklist provides online screens for tracking student attainment of the standards and competencies in the CVTE Frameworks. The database includes a checklist for tracking as students develop competencies in their CVTE program; a curriculum map screen for mapping out when the various strands, topics and standards/competencies will be taught; a lesson planning template; and related tools to support Exploratory programs, Safety Checklists, and more.

For technical support, questions, issues, suggestions, and for assistance with usernames/passwords and student lists, please email Jennifer Leonard at

Featured PowerPoint Presentation

A new slide presentation: Using the Skills Library CVTE Checklist - Best Practices (pptx) highlights best practices and features to explore.

A more detailed slide presentation: Skills Library Competency Checklist Overview with Practice Tasks (pptx) provides a workshop outline, database overview, and some practice tasks to help you explore various database features.

CVTE Competency Checklist

What it is: The CVTE Competency Checklist is the heart of this database - the standards and competencies from your program's CVTE Frameworks, for each student enrolled in your program.

What screens: There are several versions of the checklist. The Grid Checklist view is most widely used. You can find this checklist screen from the home page.

Entering Industry-Recognized Credentials

One of the goals of any CVTE program is to provide students with the opportunity to earn industry-recognized credentials. Attainment of credentials is one of the goals reported in state and federal reports, and an important item for the database. On the competency checklist screens, we have a "Strand C" that includes a list of certificates/credentials that students in your program might earn. When students earn a certificate or credential, teachers enter that information into the database.

On the Reports menu, you can view reports that tell you what credentials students are earning in the various CVTE programs. These may include basic safety credentials, including OSHA 10, First Aid, CPR and others. These may include food safety credentials for culinary and hospitality programs, technical certifications for computer and design programs; healthcare and early childhood education certifications, hours toward licensure and apprenticeship placement in the construction trades; and many other possible credentials and certificates.

PowerPoint Presentation: How to enter credentials in Skills Library (pptx)

Lesson and Project Plan Template and Checklist 1C Custom Grid

Are you interested in looking at how lesson plans, units, projects and class outlines match up with the CVTE competencies? What CVTE competencies do students develop during a schoolwide Career Day or Communitiy Service Learning Day or a schoolwide Science Fair? What CVTE competencies did you focus on during your most recent classroom project? These database tools help with this match:

The Lesson and Project Plan Template is designed so that database users can create and save a lesson plan, project or class outline, and create a list of related competencies. Once a lesson or project is saved, you can use the Checklist 1C - CUSTOM GRID screen to evaluate students based on those competencies.

Video: Using the lesson and project planning template -

The CUSTOM GRID is a version of the competency checklist, similar to the regular version of the checklist, but customized to show a selected set of competencies, across a variety of strands and topics. You can view the competencies from a specific lesson plan or project (such as a Career Awareness lesson plan or the Science Fair project) or you can simply type or copy-and-paste a list of competenecies from elsewhere.

The SEARCHABLE COMPETENCIES LIST is another tool for looking at the list of standards/competencies. This screen simply lets you search the CVTE competencies to find any that contain a word or phrase. You can create a list of competencies and copy-and-paste to use in a document or other location.