CSM aligns with key aspects of the Common Employability Skills Framework.

Posted by Lucia Laudisio on August 3rd, 2018 at 11:56 am

What are the foundational skills that any employee needs to succeed, regardless of where they work, what position they hold, or what functions they perform?

To answer this question, the National Network consulted with employer representatives from the major economic sectors to identify the core skills that they need in their employees. They created the Common Employability Skills Framework, which details the personal skills, people skills, workplace skills, and applied knowledge that are universal and fundamental to employee success.

Valerie Taylor, lead author of the Common Employability Skills Framework, notes that "The CSM High Performance course and certificate addresses a core set of the Common Employability Skills that is directly linked to high performance on the job. It focuses on individuals being their personal best: Caring about what they do, pushing through failure, having high expectations for themselves and following through."

The National Network represents major business sectors and is funded through a collaborative partnership of Business Roundtable (BRT), ACT Foundation, The Joyce Foundation, Lumina Foundation, and Walmart Foundation. Members include leaders in the manufacturing, retail, health care, energy, construction, hospitality, transportation, and information technology sectors.

Learn more about the Common Employability Skills framework here.

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