Core Academic & Knowledge

We have identified four areas that make up employability, based on formal and informal research with employers, educators, and learners. Individuals need to develop skills in each area, but the stage they are at in their life – whether that’s starting, developing, or changing career – will impact which areas to focus on most. Core Academic Competencies is one of those areas.

Core academic skills are the foundational skills needed for active participation in adult life.

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Digital literacy
  • English skills (in many countries and positions)

The roots of these core skills are found in K-12 education.

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