Employability Skills Resource Toolkit

In 2012, the North Carolina Community College System’s Code Green Super Curriculum Improvement Project (CIP) engaged more than 200 faculty members from across the system. The committee reviewed and then revised or created courses and curriculum standards for implementation across the state. As part of this initiative, the Super CIP discussed the importance of teaching employability skills. They identified eight employability competencies for integration across the curriculum:

  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

In response to the Super CIP’s work, NC-NET has developed this resource toolkit to support instructors as they seek to further enhance how their courses address the eight competencies. Each teaching resource module contains instructional materials including activities, student handouts, assessment rubrics, and an annotated copy of the presentation. An appendix at the back of the toolkit contains links to additional suggested resources for teaching employability skills.


Download the Toolkit

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NC-NET Employability Skills Resource Toolkit (.pdf file, 521 pp.)

Table of Contents

Section 1 — Why Employability Skills Matter

Section 2 — Teaching Resources (8 modules)

Appendix


Download Individual Modules

Module 1 — Interpersonal Skills and Teamwork

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

Module 2 — Communications

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

Module 3 — Integrity and Professionalism

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

Module 4 — Problem Solving and Decision Making

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

Module 5 — Initiative and Dependability

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

Module 6 — Information Processing

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

Module 7 — Adaptability and Lifelong Learning

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

Module 8 — Entrepreneurship

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