Employability Skills Academy

Employability Skills Academy

Any student completing an Associate of Applied Science degree is required to complete 16 hours of the Employability Skills Academy throughout their academic career. Assessments will be given throughout the academy to place emphasis on the understanding of the material presented. Pre-registration is necessary before attending each seminar. Students not enrolled in an Associate of Applied Science program of study are invited to attend the academy.

Goals of the academy:

  • Provide learning experiences that may effectively improve the success rate in gaining and retaining employment
  • To communicate to prospective employers that Carl Sandburg College has graduates who have demonstrated the ability to meet workplace expectations
  • Provide training and assessments to establish and promote an individual’s impact in the workplace
  • To issue a certificate of completion to all students successfully completing the Employability Skills Academy
  • Build employable resumes, cover letters and develop successful interview techniques


February 2015 Seminar - Customer Service

  • Interacting With Customers
  • Learning What Customers Want
  • Giving Customers What They Want
  • Keeping Customers Coming Back
  • Seeing the Customer's Point
  • Selling Yourself and the Company
  • Handling Customer Complaints
  • Customer Service by Telephone/Internet

Schedule for February seminar:stick pen
2/9/15 from 9:30-11:30
2/13/15 from 10 a.m.-12 noon
2/16/15 from 2:30-4:30
2/23/15 from 5:30-7:30


April 2015 Seminar - Resume Writing, Interview Bootcamp, Digital Dirt

  • Resumes
  • Cover Letters
  • Successful Interviewing for Your Career
  • Pros and Cons of Social Media While Job Hunting

Schedule for April seminar:stick pen
4/13/15 from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
4/17/15 from 10 a.m. - 12 noon
4/20/15 from 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
4/27/15 from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.