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Skills graduates need for career success.
Help students close the career readiness gap.
Create a culture of institutional excellence and student success

Your current programs are preparing students with the knowledge and technical skills they need to begin their career. But how well are you developing essential "soft skills" to help them lead and collaborate with others?


Today’s employers are reporting a massive career skills gap that is on track to grow. Innovation and technology are demanding a workforce that demonstrates unprecedented emotional intelligence, initiative, collaboration skills, and more. Even with the strongest academic preparation, recent graduates are lacking the leadership and communication skills required to thrive in today’s workplace.

Does College Prepare Students For The Real World?
Many college graduates lack the skills employers demand.

Today’s students need more than academic coursework; they need to develop the skills essential to success in the workplace, including initiative, communication, time management, collaboration, and creativity.


What is skills gap?

According to ATD, a skills gap is defined as a significant gap between an organization’s current capabilities and the skills it needs to achieve its goals. It is the point at which an organization can no longer grow or remain competitive because it cannot fill critical jobs with employees who have the right knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Case Study: Khalifa University Promotes “7 Habits” for Success among Students and Teachers

Khalifa University is first to run the one-credit hour course, “7 Habits for Highly Effective College Students,” and provide training to potential KU instructors.


Khalifa University’s Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) launched a life-changing student success course this semester for STEM 2 students in the Preparatory Program, called Skills for Academic Success (SDAS 001).

Skills Employers Want in College Graduates
Career readiness is a foundation from which to demonstrate requisite core competencies that broadly prepare the college educated for success in the workplace and lifelong career management.

    College & Universities Provide

  • Academic Theory
  • Industry Knowledge
  • Technical Skills
  • Functional Skills

    Employers Need

  • Personal Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Managerial Skills
  • Organizational Skills


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