Marketable Skills

The 60x30TX plan calls for 60% of 25- to 34-year-olds in Texas to hold a credential or degree by 2030. The 60x30 plan includes three additional goals: to increase the number of degree and certificate completions, identify marketable skills, and limit student debt.

The Marketable Skills goal

By 2020, institutions will have created and implemented a process to identify and regularly update marketable skills for each of their programs, in collaboration with business and other stakeholders.

What is required?

To implement this goal, each undergraduate and graduate academic program at TWU will need to:

  1. Identify and document the skills attained in the program
  2. Communicate those skills to students, and
  3. Update documented skills on a regular basis (and continue to communicate them to students).

Once identified, marketable skills should be communicated to students in a way that makes it easy for them to communicate their skills to potential employers. Essentially, marketable skills should be“resumé ready” to help students build a resumé that has relevance in the workforce.

For academic departments

To submit marketable skills for an undergraduate or graduate academic program please complete the SharePoint submission form (login required).

Additional resources

Marketable Skills Resource Handout [pdf]

Career Connections

60x30TX

For more information

Michelle Buggs, Ed.D.
Director of Undergraduate Academic Programs
mbuggs@twu.edu 
 
Claire Sahlin, Ph.D.
Interim Dean of the Graduate School
csahlin@twu.edu

Page last updated 10:04 AM, July 2, 2019