October 4, 2017 - 2:00 PM
October 4, 2017 - 3:00 PM
Making the Case for Technical Communication Industry Codes
The U.S., Canada, and Mexico classify industries using the North American Industry Classification System, or NAICS. Did you know that Technical Writing is classified in the industry for “Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries,” 711, and that Technical Editing is classified in the industry for “Administrative and Support Services,” 561? A group of technical communication professionals proposed a new NAICS code in the 2017 revision for technical communication in “Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services,” 541. The Economic Classification Policy Committee (ECPC) agreed to a minor change for the 2017 NAICS codes, but the committee didn’t make the proposed change.
This webinar explains how the U.S., Canada, and Mexico classify the industries for technical writing and editing, why they have it all wrong, the impact on technical communication professionals, and the official process to propose a change. The window to propose changes for the 2022 NAICS codes will open in 2019, and STC members can make their voices heard! There is no better group of people to prepare the documentation than technical communicators!
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