Implementing the Employability Skills Framework in the Adult Basic Education Classroom
Submitted by laurarasmussen on December 1, 2014 - 11:59am
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Welcome to the discussion on integrating employability skills into adult education instruction! To get started, I encourage you to check out the Employability Skills Framework website (http://cte.ed.gov/employabilityskills/), where you will find an interactive framework, criteria for selecting an employability skills assessment, and other resources. See also this page especially for instructors: http://cte.ed.gov/employabilityskills/index.php/audience/educators.
What are employability skills? The Employability Skills Framework defines employability skills as the “general skills needed for success in the labor market at all employment levels and for all industries.” Along with academic and technical skills, employability skills are a key component of college and career readiness.
Why are employability skills important? Listen to this short clip from IBM’s Grace Suh, Manager, Education Initiatives, Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs (excerpted from an earlier presentation).
In addition to asking questions and sharing ideas here, please join us for a webinar on December 3rd at 3pm Eastern to discuss strategies and resources for teaching employability skills and exploring connections between the Employability Skills Framework and the College and Career Readiness Standards.