Core Workforce Skills

Core Workforce Skills are common workplace skills noted as important to local employers. Currently a research project is underway to document student achievement of these skills. Visit the Big 6 #4 project page for details. 

What are they?

  • Core "soft" skills validated by local industry representatives and stakeholders
  • Macro, transferable outcomes that go beyond the context of a specific course, program, or discipline

Why use them?

  • Meet specific needs of local employers
  • Prepare students to work effectively in a diverse and global job market
  • Close the skills gap industry perceives with hired graduates

How do we assess them?