What are they exactly?

    Employability Skills can be defined as the transferable skills needed by an individual to make them ‘employable’ in the labor market. The U.S. Department of Education defines employability skills as “general skills that are necessary for success in the labor market at all employment levels and in all sectors.” Employers often outline a set of recognized or observed skills which allows an employee to be successful on their job. ACCA students are evaluated on their employability skills as preformed in each individual course.

    (Important Note: ACCA Maze Campus is a career training center. Our mission is to equip students with both the technical knowledge needed for specific careers and the “employability skills” identified necessary for success in the labor market across all employment levels and in all sectors.” With this in mind, we will play an integral part in merging what our students need socially and emotionally with targeted workforce employability skills.)

    Attendance (Punctuality)

    Attends class; arrives/leaves on time (no tardies); notifies instructor prior to or day of an absence; inquiries about missing work.


    Student displays loyalty, honesty, trustworthiness, dependability, reliability, initiative, self-discipline, and self-responsibility.


    Respects the rights of others; respects confidentiality; is a team worker, is cooperative; is assertive; displays a customer service attitude; seeks opportunities for continuous learning; demonstrates mannerly behavior.


    Displays appropriate dress (abides by school dress code, including backpacks, purses, holes in jeans, etc.), grooming, hygiene, and etiquette. Student present themselves professionally each day.

    Attitude: (Critical Thinking)

    Demonstrates a positive and professional attitude; appears self-confident and has high expectations of self.


    Follows safety practices; conserves materials; keeps work area neat and clean; follows directions and procedures; completes assignments punctually; participates.

    Organizational Skills

    Manifests skill in prioritizing and management of time and stress; demonstrates flexibility in handling change.


    Displays excellent nonverbal (eye contact, body language) and oral (listening, telephone etiquette, grammar) skills.


    Displays leadership skills; appropriately handles criticism, conflicts, and complaints; demonstrates problem-solving capability; maintains appropriate relationships with supervisors and peers; follows chain of command.


    Deals with cultural/racial diversity in a professional manner; does not engage in harassment of any kind and stops others from engaging in harassment.