United States Patent
US006157808A [ii] Patent Number:  Date of Patent:
 COMPUTERIZED EMPLOYEE
CERTIFICATION AND TRAINING SYSTEM
 Inventor: Gerald T. Hollingsworth, Toms River, N.J.
 Assignee: GPU, Inc., Morristown, N.J.
 Appl. No.: 08/893,258  Filed: Jul. 16, 1997
Related U.S. Application Data
 Provisional application No. 60/015,722, Jul. 17, 1996.
 Int. C I. G09B3/00
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 Field of Search 434/362, 322,
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Primary Examiner—-Jessica J. Harrison
Assistant Examiner—Sheila Clayton
Attorney, Agent, or Firm—-William Lawrence Muckelroy;
Gary N. Lipson, Esq.
Disclosed is a computer system and a method for a computer-based data integration and management processing system and a method to support an efficient management ol employee development, training and performance improvement in a performance-competence based organization. The present invention includes an integrated system that provides an ability to develop training material, career paths or to determine an employee's qualifications and performance. The present invention provides comprehensive support for job and task analysis; learning objective development; standards and processes; objective, relerence based test items; examination and evaluations; training program identification and content description; training scheduling; training-evaluation documentation; and reporting. Each job defined in the current system has specific duties, tasks and skills associated with an identified job. Because the specific skills can be represented by accepted standards of certification; the system is able to establish an association between the certifications and employees responsibilities. This association permits the system to instantly identify the level of qualification of any employee and verify that the employee is qualified to perform the duties assigned.
20 Claims, 15 Drawing Sheets