Employability Skills Framework

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Presentations on Employability Skills

Below are materials and recordings from presentations on employability skills.

Webinar: OCTAE Presents a Common Framework for Employability Skills

The Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) hosted a webinar on May 22, 2014 to share strategies for integrating employability skills into high quality CTE programs. The webinar addressed why employability skills matter from the federal and state policy and employer perspectives and demonstrated OCTAE's Employability Skills Framework website. Speakers also shared implementation strategies, including applications for the workforce system, student organizations, and community colleges.

Speakers included: Niki Clausen, SkillsUSA; Stephen DeWitt, Association for Career and Technical Education; Lauren Fairley, U.S. Department of Labor; Kimberly Green, National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium; Kathy Mannes, American Association of Community Colleges; Sharon Miller, OCTAE; and Grace Suh, IBM Corporation.

Why Do Employability Skills Matter?

Watch the videos below for background information on why employability skills matter from policy and employer perspectives.

Stephen DeWitt, Association for Career and Technical Education
Watch video (Duration 7:14)

Kimberly Green, National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium
Watch video (Duration 6:50)

Grace Suh, IBM Corporation
Watch video, part 1 (Duration 4:41)
Watch video, part 2 (Duration 4:00)