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Employability Skills Framework – Online Tools

Office of Vocational and Adult Education

U.S. Department of Education

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This project, Support for States Employability Standards in Career and Technical and Adult Education, is an initiative of the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education.  Its purpose is to consolidate and disseminate information on employability skills to form a centralized clearinghouse that helps inform the instruction and assessment of these skills.  Information on this site, compiled from a variety of sources, represents a common understanding of employability skills supported throughout the U.S. government.

For this project, employability skills are defined as general skills required for success in the labor market at all employment levels and for all sectors.  These skills, which can be taught through the education and workforce development systems, are represented in the Employability Skills Framework.

To support the instruction and assessment of employability skills, this website includes:
  • An interactive framework that organizes employability skills;
  • An online tool to inform the selection of an employability skills assessment;
  • Profiles of state, local, and employer-led employability skills initiatives; and
  • Links to related initiatives.

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