Career Readiness Resources

National Association of Colleges and Employers

The Career Readiness Resources contain sample course descriptions and materials that demonstrate how core skills can be integrated into post-secondary programming.

What This Includes

Skills addressed: Critical Thinking & Problem Solving, Oral/Written Communications, Teamwork/Collaboration, Digital Technology, Leadership, Professionalism/Work Ethic, Career Management, Global/Intercultural Fluency

Sample materials

  • Sample course descriptions, competency frameworks, syllabi, etc.
  • Sample assessments
  • Sample practices
  • Sample research

Key Takeaways

  • The Career Readiness Initiative from NACE pulls together sample syllabi, assessments, and research, largely from a college setting, to illustrate how instructors are designing courses around seven career-readiness competencies.

In 2014, the NACE Career Readiness Committee determined the seven competency areas by conducting a survey of more than 600 employers who use university hiring partnerships. They gathered materials on how these competencies were being used in courses and programming from the college and university partners, and organized those materials on the NACE website.


Critical & Creative Thinking

Digital Literacy

Leadership & Initiative

Respecting Differences


Teamwork & Collaboration

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