“Technical skills are important, but without employability skills,
technical skills are merely commodities. Employability skills
turn intellectual commodities into intellectual capital.”
– Peter Saflund

Information Technology Workforce Skills Study,
Broadening Advanced Technological Education Connections

content focus

The project team will create self-contained instructional projects vertically aligned to critical junctures within specific courses in the continuum of two-year associate degree programs of study for mechatronics/automation in manufacturing and cyber security in information technology.


Six major categories of employability skills, repeatedly mentioned in workforce surveys and research reports, will serve as the focus of the integrated curriculum. They include: