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A Career Ready Graduate

Pennsylvania 21st Century graduates possess the knowledge, abilities, and habits to enter and complete postsecondary education and move to a successful career. To achieve this outcome, students must possess robust employability skills.  Students must be able to communicate, solve problems, think critically, persevere, set goals and work in teams. These employability skills are essential to equipping students to pursue their career opportunities with confidence and contribute positively to their communities.  The chart below illustrates the direct connection of the PA Career Ready Skills to those robust employability skills needed for employment and adult life, thus, equipping students to pursue their career opportunities with confidence and contribute positively to their communities.  The chart below illustrates the direct connection of the PA Career Ready Skills to those robust employability skills needed for employment and adult life.

Career Ready Skills Related Employability Skills

Self-Awareness & Self-Management
Recognize and regulate emotions

Respect, Dependability & Reliability, Communication, Professionalism, Teamwork, Integrity, Business Fundamentals, Adaptability, Initiative, Planning & Organizing

Establishing and Maintaining Relationships
Communicate and collaborate amongst diversity

Problem Solving, Decision Making, Critical Thinking, Integrity, Teamwork, Adaptability, Professionalism, Communication, Respect

Social Problem-Solving Skills
Demonstrate empathy and respectful choice

Teamwork, Integrity, Communication, Respect, Customer Focus, Critical Thinking, Professionalism, Reading, Writing, Problem Solving