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Employability Skills for Industry

Ended Mar 13, 2016

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Full course description

Course Date:

Feb 8 - Mar 13, 2016


5 weeks


2-3 hrs/week



Course Type:





Employability skills are necessary for getting, keeping, and doing well on a job. This course introduces you to the skills you need for your career - from the interview process through keeping your job. This course will help identify the skills you have and the skills you may need to work on so you can do well in industry jobs.

Good employees have confidence in themselves; communicate and collaborate with others honestly and openly; display respect for themselves, co-workers, and supervisors. Good employees know how to work with others - both workers and customers - regardless of other people’s diversity and individual differences. This course will help you learn to recognize your strengths and build the confidence and relationship skills you need to succeed as a part of a team and part of a group. Read More.

You will learn how to have a positive attitude and take initiative to learn new things to get the job done! Learn how to set goals and priorities in your work and personal life so that your resources (time and money) may be conserved and managed. Develop good personal habits like going to work on time, as scheduled, and dressed appropriately.

The topics this course will address include:

  • Workplace Courtesy
  • Resume Building
  • Being a Team Player-Cooperating with Co-Workers
  • Time Management
  • Initiative


Participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and ability to create a plan to help you improve their soft skills.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and ability to improve personal management in meeting employer expectations of job site time management by prioritizing tasks at work.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and ability to identify problems and their root causes, identify possible solutions to problems by addressing the root causes and implement and evaluate a solution to an identified problem
  • Explain how direct and indirect communication styles can create misunderstandings in the workplace and analyze a scenario and develop a list of conflicts that impact the workplace.
  • Analyze a workplace scenario by interpreting behaviors and decision-making practices that are discourteous and unprofessional and analyze how a person’s professionalism impacts the working environment.

Course Instructors

Colorado Community College System

Colorado Community College System is launching the Colorado Helps Advanced Manufacturing Program. CHAMP’s partners will increase the attainment of manufacturing degrees and certificates that align with the industry’s recognized competencies, skills and certifications to create a pipeline of highly-qualified advanced manufacturing industry workers. CHAMP will redesign credit for prior learning allowing TAA-eligible students to accelerate toward degree and credential attainment. The colleges will add industry-driven content to the manufacturing program and redesign several courses for online/hybrid delivery.

Katherine Woodmansee

Katherine Woodmansee


Katie Woodmansee joined the Colorado Community College System in 2015 and is the CHAMP Instructional Designer (Colorado Helps Advance Manufacturing Programs). She holds a MEd in Adult Education and Training from Colorado State University, and BA in European History from Fort Lewis College. Katie started designing online classes in 2002 and is dedicated to making the online learning experience successful for students and instructors. Within the CHAMP grant, she strives to build learning experiences which help students translate the skills they learn in their courses into skills they apply in the workplace. Additionally, Katie is working on a micro-credential digital badging initiative for CCCS which requires her to identify industry specific workplace competencies and backward design curriculum and authentic assessments into advanced manufacturing courses. In her free time Katie enjoys cooking, reading and being outside in Colorado with her dog.