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New OVAE Employability Skills Website Makes Its Debut

Posted by Andrala Walker - On October 17, 2012 (EST)

New OVAE Employability Skills Website Makes Its Debut

Many policymakers, educators, and employers are interested in employability skills as a critical component of preparing young people and adults both for the workforce and postsecondary education.  But just what are employability skills?  How can they be taught and assessed?

The Employability Skills Framework website [http://cte.ed.gov/employabilityskills] is a central clearinghouse of resources on instruction and assessment for employability skills, including a common framework for employability skills. Using the interactive 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.  The site also contains links to federal resources relevant to employability skills.

The Employability Skills Framework was developed by MPR Associates for the Office of Vocational and Adult Education of the U.S. Department of Education, as part of the Support for States’ Employability Standards in Career and Technical and Adult Education project. 

 



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