The Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy at Harvard Kennedy School

Skillbase curates free resources that help users explore careers and build top employability skills sought by employers.

What This Includes

Skills addressed: Workplace Readiness, Digital Literacy, Navigating & Using Information, Job Searching, Interviewing

Learner-accessed resources

  • Curated collection of resources that correspond to the skills most requested by employers
  • Resources are organized into three learning pathways: finding a job, going digital, or learning English
  • Users answer questions about goals to be guided to resources and select resources based on skills they would like to build
  • Skill-building resources include short courses, articles, databases, videos, certificate programs, and self-assessments

Key Takeaways

  •  When used independently, these resources are ideal for learners who are self-directed, and have advanced English and digital literacy skills. Alternatively, instructors or facilitators could assign skills and resources and help users identify skills and track progress.
  •  Users can take a very brief self-assessment to determine which pathway and goal meets their needs, or they can identify which pathway, goal or skill they would like to explore on their own.

Voices from the Field

Learn more about how this is used in practice.

I had never considered before an objective way to evaluate myself. The provided tools helped me to analyze my development.

Workers Take Ownership of Their Professional Pathways

Employees in the Harvard Bridge Program developed personal accountability skills through lessons that incorporated the Employability Skills Framework, alongside some activities from Skillbase, Linkedin and Rumi.

Skillbase is created and run by Harvard University students, graduates, and faculty, who have experience in education, technology, business, and job training. Skillbase houses third-party resources that correspond to the skills most requested by employers. Skillbase is an initiative of the Project on Workforce at Harvard, which is a collaborative project between the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, the Managing the Future of Work Project at Harvard Business School, and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Skillbase as a site is maintained by Harvard affiliates, but the linked learning resources are maintained by third-party organizations and entities.


Digital Literacy

Leadership & Initiative

Navigating & Using Information

Search Again

Use keyword to search for an individual skill.

Have a resource to suggest?
Share it with us.

Share This