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Illinois Essential Employability Skills Framework

The Illinois Essential Employability Skills Framework is designed to define and clarify the essential employability skills and provide a standard for the state. Essential employability skills are those general skills that are required to be successful in all sectors of the labor market and are separate from the technical skills attained in career pathways or academic skills such as math and reading. The framework was developed through the collaboration of the Illinois Community College Board; the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity;  representatives of Illinois businesses; local chambers of commerce; secondary, postsecondary and adult educators and professionals; and other important stakeholders.

The full text of the Essential Employability Skills Framework and self-assessment guide can be Found below:  Essential Employability Skills Framework

Fillable form versions of the self-assessment forms are also available at the following links:

Fillable Program Self-Assessment Form

Fillable Classroom and Activity Self-Assessment

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