Career Essentials Program

Career Essentials Can Help You Teach Career-Readiness Skills in the Classroom

Career-readiness skills, sometimes referred to as “employability skills,” are essential to career success and job-specific skills, but they are not always easy to teach in the classroom! The Career Essentials Suite is housed in an online learning management system, so it is compatible with remote and face-to-face learning. Instructors use this industry-validated, turnkey career-readiness curriculum to fully prepare their learners — who range from age 12 to adult ‑— for the world of work.

Each age-specific curriculum defines, implements, and measures the attainment of the seventeen Essential Elements in the SkillsUSA Framework as learners move through a pre-assessment, an engaging course with project-based learning events, and post-assessment. Career Essentials curricula can be offered as a stand-alone course or integrated into your current content/course. Learners who complete the advanced (ages 17-19 years) or adult learner (age 20+) curriculum and score an 80% or higher on the final post-assessment earn the industry-validated Career Essentials Certification. The result is career-ready students who are equipped with the job-training and career-readiness skills they will need to reach their career goals. You’re invited to attend a virtual Career Essentials Overview to learn how the Career Essentials Suite can help you meet your goals in the classroom. Register at

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Executive Director, SkillsUSA Texas