Professional Skills

Arizona business and industry and educational leaders defined skills needed in the Arizona workplace – Academic Skills, Technical Skills, and Professional Skills for the workplace (formerly known as Employability Skills) that are critical to getting and keeping a job, as well as advancing in a career.  Please see below for information about Professional Skills including definitions, conceptualization, standards, and rubrics.

Professional Skills: Standards, Rubrics, Resources

Additional Resources


What are the skills students need to get a job, keep a job and advance in a career? Do your students have these skills?

Arizona’s Professional Skills Assessment is linked in AzCIS. Follow the directions below to have your students take the self-assessment:

  • click on:
    • Just Browsing
      • Assessments Tab
        • What Skills do I have?
          • Select Workplace Employability Skills