Academic, technical skills, and skills for the workplace are critical to getting and keeping a job, as well as advancing in a career. In 2010 Arizona business and industry and educational leaders came together to discuss and define the skills needed in the Arizona workplace. They coined the term “skills as action in the workplace.” Those skills’ definitions, conceptualization, standards, and rubrics are products of this dialogue. (found below)
Arizona is in the process of implementing the Arizona Professional Skills in all classrooms, as part of our Arizona College and Career Ready initiative.