Skills to Pay the Bills!

We know what it takes to build a successful workforce development program:

Basic Skills

  • Reading for Information
    Reading directions
    Understanding diagrams and charts used in the workplace
    Understanding workplace rules and policies
  • Written Communication
    Filling out forms used in the workplace
    Taking a message
    Writing an email or memo
  • Workplace Mathematics
    Performing simple calculations
    Problem solving
    Measurement
  • Digital Literacy
    Keyboarding
    Navigating the Internet
    Using common applications like Word and Excel

Employability Skills

Employability skills are those “soft skills” that make a person a good employee and co-worker. We know that workers who demonstrate these attitudes and abilities find jobs, keep jobs, and arrive at work ready to learn. Topics include:

  • Personal Accountability
  • Dependability
  • Punctuality
  • Teamwork
  • Professionalism
  • Oral Communication
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Organization
  • Time Management
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Customer Service

Customized Skills Training

Employment Skills Center can custom design a program that delivers targeted instruction to your employees or clients, here at ESC or on-site at your location. We can incorporate job skills training into our curriculum by working with area employers and partner training providers. Recent programs have included Nurse Aide Training, Forklift Training, and Certified Logistics Training.

Do you have a need for trained employees? Talk to us–we can partner with you to build a program that serves the need of local employers and the community.

For more information, please contact Laury McIntyre, Workforce Development Coordinator, at lmcintyre@employmentskillscenter.org or 717-243-6040 x 4429.