The NCC Center for Career Development is launching a Career Readiness initiative this fall to ensure students are prepared and evaluated on eight essential competencies identified by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
These essential competencies are designed to promote a student’s successful transition from campus to career. This initiative is being implemented at all Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU), under the leadership of CSCU’s Interim Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs.
The Center for Career Development also will launch a 10-step Career Readiness model, which is focused not only on raising awareness of the key competencies, but also providing students with opportunities to develop the requisite proficiencies through curricular and co-curricular experiences.
To kick off this initiative, NCC will host a Career Readiness Open House on Tuesday, September 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in room W105, and on Wednesday, September 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. in room W111. Students are invited to attend either session. Faculty are encouraged to bring their classes.
At each Open House, students will learn about the benefits of this campus-wide program, find out how to navigate the eight competencies for professional success, and meet the Center for Career Development staff members who will help them throughout the semester to learn workforce tools.