Employability Skills Framework

Employability skills, along with academic and technical skills, are an essential component of college and career readiness. They are the general skills, including applied academics, effective relationships, and workplace skills, that are necessary for success in the labor market – for all industries and at all career levels. A third phase of the Employability Skills project is in progress to examine Measuring Hard-to-Measure 21st Century Competencies. Using the interactive Employability Skills Framework, policymakers, practitioners in education and workforce training, and others can identify employability skills and compare the skills identified by various instructional standards and assessments; understand key considerations for selecting an employability skills assessment; create a customized assessment comparison worksheet; and view practical examples of employability skills instruction and assessment.


Employability Skills Framework Handout
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Employability Skills Framework


Robin Utz
(202) 245-7767

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