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What skills do you need to succeed in today's workplace? Assess your skills and compare them to the skills of in-demand occupations. Find training to expand and enhance your own skill level.


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Assess Your Skills

A good place to start is to assess your existing skills. These resources can get you started!
 
  • Discover Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities - America's Career InfoNet
    View the most important knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) for your selected occupation.
  • Research Skills and Assessment - America's Career InfoNet
    Locate articles and information on skills and assessment from our Career Resource Library.
  • Identify Your Skills Using The Skills Profiler - America's Career InfoNet
    Skills are your key to career opportunities. Build a list of your current capabilities to use in your resume. Use your skill set to identify and explore specific occupational opportunities. Identify potential gaps to help determine future training needs.
  • Learn About Certification - America's Career InfoNet
    Certification implies an assurance that an individual possesses a specific occupational knowledge or skill level. Find certification resources here.
  • Search for Certifications and Certifying Agencies - America's Career InfoNet
    Identify certifications and their certifying agency, then find courses to help you obtain certification.
  • Find Testing and Assessment Information - CareerOneStop
    Using O*NET, create a list of your skills or skills you plan to acquire, then find occupations that match most of your skills.
  • Search for Skills - O*NET OnLine
    Using O*NET, create a list of your skills or skills you plan to acquire, then find occupations that match most of your skills.
  • Skills Assessment Activity - iseek
    Determine which skills are important to your career path and select potential future occupations.
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Review Basic Skills

Basic skills include the communication and computation skills essential to demonstrating competency. These are developed capacities that make learning easier. Basic skills include reading, writing, mathematics, listening, and critical thinking. Find out more!
 
  • Visit the Literacy Link - Public Broadcasting Service
    Find unique opportunities and resources here which help adults build basic skills for lifelong learning.
  • Visit the Workplace Basic Skills Network - Department of Education and Skills, UK
    Visit the United Kingdom's skills organization dedicated to working with training providers, employers, trade unions, and other agencies to enhance and extend basic skills training in the workplace.
  • Employability Skills 2000+ - Human Resources Development Canada
    Rate yourself against the skills employers say are needed in today's workplace. These skills are needed to enter, stay in, and progress in the world of work.
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Skills Standards

Skills standards are "performance specifications that identify the knowledge, skills, and abilities an individual needs to succeed in the workplace." Here are some helpful resources for you to visit.
 
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Skills Shortage

Determine which skills are needed by high demand occupations. Learn about the Information Technology worker shortage.
 
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