Learning Employability Skills


  • Articulate feelings of competence and confidence as a learner (apply cognitive-behavioral approaches)
  • Accept mistakes as essential to the learning process
  • Identify attitudes and behaviors which lead to successful learning
  • Demonstrate how effort and persistence positively affect learning
  • Apply time management and task management skills
  • Use communication skills to know when and how to ask for help when needed
  • Take responsibility for their actions
  • Demonstrate the ability to work independently, as well as the ability to work cooperatively with other students
  • Demonstrate dependability, productivity, and initiative
  • Demonstrate the motivation to achieve individual potential
  • Learn and apply critical thinking skills
  • Share knowledge
  • Establish challenging academic goals in elementary, middle/junior high, and high school
  • Develop and implement an annual plan of study to maximize academic ability and achievement
  • Use problem-solving and decision-making skills to assess progress toward educational goals


  • Learn how to make decisions
  • Learn how to set goals Understand the importance of planning
  • Learn how to use conflict management skills with peers and adults
  • Learn to work cooperatively with others as a team member
  • All of the competencies listed under "Develop Employment Readiness" in the ASCA National Standards
  • All of the competencies listed in our cluster "Learning and Using Effective Decision-Making Skills" (described earlier)


  • Demonstrate cooperative behavior in groups
  • Recognize that everyone has rights and responsibilities
  • Recognize , accept, and appreciate ethnic and cultural diversity
  • Recognize and respect differences in various family configurations
  • Use effective communication skills
  • Know that communication involves speaking, listening, and nonverbal behavior
  • Learn how to make and keep friends
  • Demonstrate a respect and appreciation for individual and cultural differences