Preparing students for the workplace
According to a report by National Center for Education Statistics*, over 40% of students enrolling in a two-year college do so with the express goal of acquiring or improving jobs skills. Whether you are incorporating employability skills into a chemistry-based technology program or adding value to a transfer program, the following resources can help you prepare your students for the workplace.
- ACS Guidelines for Chemistry in Two-Year College Programs
A comprehensive model for chemistry education at two-year colleges
- Partnerships for improving education
Information, tools, and advice for creating and growing collaborative partnerships between education and industry
- ACS WebinarsTM
Free on-line seminars with leaders in chemical sciences, management, and business on relevant professional topics (See also, recordings from the ACS Careers Industry Forum)
- Professional skills
Resources to help incorporate such skills as communication, safety, and ethics into the curriculum
- Research and internships
Resources to help faculty provide and/or find valuable workplace experiences for their students
- Student skills for success
Toolkit to bring together students, employers, and faculty to discuss the skills that really matter in the workplace
- College to Career
Web portal with information for undergrads on a variety of careers in the chemical sciences
- O*NET online*
Career and skill information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
- CTE™ Career Clusters*
Curriculum resources for careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics from the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc)
ACT’s system for identifying workplace knowledge and skills and incorporating them into a curriculum
* These resources are provided for informational purposes only. Listing of a product or service on this website does not constitute an endorsement by ACS.
Have a question? Want to suggest a resource? Contact the ACS Undergraduate Programs Office (1-800-227-5558, ext. 6108).