Utah Student Planning Guide Grades 7-8 - page 12-13

Three Components of
College and Career Readiness
ACADEMIC SKILLS
You know what these are –
English and Language
Arts, Math, Science,
Social Studies – you need
to take advantage of
these academic courses to
ensure that you are
literate
in every sense of
the word.
EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS
Take advantage of work-based
learning, service learning
extra-curricular
activities, and
clubs,
so that you
can offer examples
of your ability to –
(for example) –
adapt
innovate
communicate
solve problems
collaborate
TECHNICAL SKILLS
These are the skills that
are typically acquired by
taking Career and
Technical Education
(CTE) classes. From
Accounting to
Entrepreneurship, to Web
Development and more,
CTE gives you an edge.
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