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Sophia’s Preparing for the Future of Work course looks at 10 essential employability skills that are important in today's world of work. Take this self-paced, online course on your laptop, tablet, or phone.

  • ACE Credit®-recommended for 3.0 semester credits

Course description

The world of work is changing at lightspeed, including the types of jobs people perform, the places they work, the technology they use, and the ways in which they communicate. This course is designed to introduce learners to 10 key employability skills that will help them navigate the world of work and the uncertainties it can bring. Data shows that applying these 10 skills is vital to career growth and professional success. In this social science course, students will learn how to assess, define, and amplify the 10 skills throughout their life and career.

Assessments and grading

This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 12 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes), 4 Milestone assessments (these are like tests), and 2 Touchstone assessments (these are written assignments) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning outcomes

<p>By the end of this course, you will be able to:</p> <ul><li>Identify the essential skills that employers are looking for and are required in any role to be successful.</li><li>Reflect on your strengths, opportunities for improvement, and ways in which you have demonstrated the following skills.<br><ul><li>Self and social awareness</li><li>Agility</li><li>Relationship building</li><li>Strong communication</li><li>Problem solving</li><li>Innovation</li><li>Initiative</li><li>Driving to results</li><li>Productivity</li><li>An aptitude for technology</li></ul></li><li>Describe current areas of professional promotion (e.g., resume, networking websites).</li><li>Identify the core areas that professionals must possess that are necessary to be successful for navigating the future of work.</li></ul>

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An ACE® Credit-recommended learning pathway

Sophia’s ACE® Credit- and DEAC-recommended courses have been accepted for credit at hundreds of colleges and universities.

The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE® Credit) has evaluated and recommended college credit for 33 of Sophia's online courses for college credit. These courses are eligible to transfer to many different colleges and universities.

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