Employability Skills Resource Toolkit

the cover of the employability book

Welcome, Necessary Skills Now pilot instructors! This Toolkit, developed by CORD for the North Carolina Community College System, supports employability skills instruction around eight competencies. They include:

  1. Interpersonal Skills and Teamwork
  2. Communications
  3. Integrity and Professionalism
  4. Problem Solving and Decision Making
  5. Initiative and Dependability
  6. Information Processing
  7. Adaptability and Lifelong Learning
  8. Entrepreneurship

The Toolkit is comprised of eight modules, each containing instructional materials that include activities, student handouts, assessment rubrics, and annotated presentation slides. We encourage you to use the modules that align to the Necessary Skills Now project you are piloting to further support employability skills instruction.


Download Modules

Module 1 — Interpersonal Skills and Teamwork

PDF of all Module 1 teaching resources
MS Word file (.doc) of all Module 1 teaching resources
PowerPoint file (.ppt) of Module 1 presentation slides

Module 2 — Communications

PDF of all Module 2 teaching resources
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PowerPoint file (.ppt) of Module 2 presentation slides

Module 3 — Integrity and Professionalism

PDF of all Module 3 teaching resources
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PowerPoint file (.ppt) of Module 3 presentation slides

Module 4 — Problem Solving and Decision Making

PDF of all Module 4 teaching resources
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PowerPoint file (.ppt) of Module 4 presentation slides

Module 5 — Initiative and Dependability

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PowerPoint file (.ppt) of Module 5 presentation slides
PDF of Gameboard

Module 6 — Information Processing

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PowerPoint file (.ppt) of Module 6 presentation slides

Module 7 — Adaptability and Lifelong Learning

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PowerPoint file (.ppt) of Module 7 presentation slides

Module 8 — Entrepreneurship

PDF of all Module 8 teaching resources
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PowerPoint file (.ppt) of Module 8 presentation slides