Employability Skills Framework

Employers Resources for Employers

Employability skills are frequently cited among the most important skills required for success in the labor market. They are also an important component of college and career readiness. As an employer or industry representative, you can play an active role in supporting the college and career readiness of current and future employees by partnering with education and training providers and reinforcing skill development at
your workplace.

Tips for Employers

1 Review the Employability Skills Framework and identify the skills most important to your workplace.

2 Communicate your skill needs to your education and workforce training partners to help design curricula and training programs.

3 Partner with schools, community colleges, and adult education and training programs to help develop skills.

4 Assess the extent to which current and prospective employees possess employability skills.

5 Hear what business leaders and the Department of Education have to say about the Employability Skills Framework in Brian Southwell's podcast, The Measure of Everyday Life.

Related Resources

There are a range of resources that can support your work with employability skills. Here are some resources that have been developed for this site and other examples supported by the federal government:

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Interactive Framework
Assessent Comparison Worksheet