Common Skills Language: Key to Sourcing Talent
Monday, March 16
5:00PM - 6:00PM
110 E 2nd St
Attended a mixed gathering of private business, education or workforce professionals and you will likely noticed each constituency has its own language. The proprietary language of each stakeholder group works well for that constituency, but the ability to seamlessly communicate among constituencies is seriously hampered by the lack of a common language.
Nowhere is this language barrier more pronounced than in the discussion of “skills” – a term ubiquitous for all groups but without uniform definition. To solve this highly pervasive problem, the Center for Employability Outcomes developed the Common Skills Language Platform in an effort to normalize the discussion of skills and eliminate confusion.
The Common Skills Language Platform is based upon a skills library, curated by C4EO and its partners, providing institutions and industry with the foundation to gain a deeper understanding of competencies.
Vice Chancellor, Chief Policy Officer
Texas State Technical College
Michael has over a decade of experience working specifically at the intersections of education and the workplace. Today his work focuses on improving student employability outcomes after college. H...Show the rest
Michael has over a decade of experience working specifically at the intersections of education and the workplace. Today his work focuses on improving student employability outcomes after college. He is a principle in the design and implementation of the nation's first fully outcomes based funding model. Michael has pioneered the use of real-time labor market data and analytics to align curriculum with market demand. He has formed close partnerships with the Texas Workforce Commission to implement a common skills language for more efficient curriculum alignment. Michael currently serves as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Technology Advancement at theTexas State Technical College System. "Good data is more muse than dictator. It informs and engages, makes us ponder, and creates new understanding. It's then up to you how to act."Hide the rest