“Technical skills are important, but without employability skills,
technical skills are merely commodities. Employability skills
turn intellectual commodities into intellectual capital.”
– Peter Saflund

Information Technology Workforce Skills Study,
Broadening Advanced Technological Education Connections

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Manufacturing Cluster Modules

Project 1: Batch Mix System for Polyisocyanurate Foam Insulation



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  • 1-Module Instructions - Batch Mix Polyiso (PDF)
  • 2-Description of Student Activities (PDF)
  • 3-Resources for Declarative Instruction (FOLDER)
    • 1 Batch Mix System Scenario Description (PDF)
    • 2 ANSI ISA PID Drawings (PDF)
    • 3 Principles for Teaching Problem-Solving (PDF)
    • 4 Program Grading Rubric (PDF)
  • 4-Resources for IDEAL Problem Solving Process (FOLDER)
    • 1 IDEAL problem solving process graphic (JPG)
    • 2 IDEAL Student Guide (PDF)
    • 3a IDEAL Mind Map Template (PDF)
    • 3b IDEAL Mind Map Template (VSDX)
  • 5-Resources for Student Action Planning (FOLDER)

    • 1 Student Action Plan Predesign (PDF)
    • 2 Student Action Plan Post Completion (PDF)
  • 6-Resources for Reflective Writing (FOLDER)

    • 1 Integrating Reflection Into Engineering Education (PDF
    • 2 Learning to Learn Through Reflection (PDF
    • 3 Reflect Rubric (PDF)
    • 4 IDE Reflective Thought Questions Part 1 (PDF)
    • 5 IDE Reflective Thought Questions Part 2 (PDF)
    • 6 IDE Small Group Discussion Guide (PDF)
    • 7 Post-Project Reflective Thought Questions (PDF)
  • 7-Resources for Oral Presentation (FOLDER)

    • 1 My Solution Presentation Outline (PDF)
    • 2a Presentation Peer Evaluation (PDF)
    • 2b Presentation Peer Evaluation (XLSX)
  • 8-Misc Resources (FOLDER)
    • 1 National Network Employability Skills July2014 (PDF)
    • 2 Polyiso fact sheet


Additional Employability Skills Resources:

The Employability Skills Resource Toolkit is available for download as a supplement to support employability skills instruction.