Employability Skills Academy

Employability Skills Academy

Any student completing an Associate of Applied Science degree is required to complete 16 hours of the Employability Skills Academy throughout their academic career. Assessments will be given throughout the academy to place emphasis on the understanding of the material presented. Pre-registration is necessary before attending each seminar. Students not enrolled in an Associate of Applied Science program of study are invited to attend the academy.

Goals of the academy:

  • Provide learning experiences that may effectively improve the success rate in gaining and retaining employment
  • To communicate to prospective employers that Carl Sandburg College has graduates who have demonstrated the ability to meet workplace expectations
  • Provide training and assessments to establish and promote an individual’s impact in the workplace
  • To issue a certificate of completion to all students successfully completing the Employability Skills Academy
  • Build employable resumes, cover letters and develop successful interview techniques


September 2013 Seminar - Workplace Ethics
Demonstrating Good Work Ethic; Behaving Appropriately
Maintaining Honesty; Playing Fair
Using Ethical Language; Showing Responsibility
Reducing Harassment; Respecting Diversity
Making Truthfulness a Habit; Leaving a Job Ethically

Schedule for September seminar:stick pen
9/9/13 from 9:30-11:30
9/13/13 from 10 a.m.-12 noon
9/16/13 from 2:30-4:30
9/23/13 from 5:30-6:30


November 2013 Seminar - On the Job; Person to Person Etiquette
Using Professional Manners; Introducing People
Language and Behavior
Business Casual Dress; Meal Functions
Behavior at Work Parties; Conventions
International; Cross-Cultural Etiquette
Working in a Cubicle; Meeting Business Acquaintances
Meeting People for the First Time; Showing Politeness
Interacting with Your Boss, Subordinates and Co-workers
Interacting with Suppliers; Ending a Lingering Visit
Keeping Information Confidential; Avoiding Gossip

 Schedule for November seminar:stick pen
11/4/13 from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
11/11/13 from 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
11/8/13 from 10 a.m.-12 noon
11/18/13 from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.