Top Skills Employers are Looking For

  • The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) ran a survey asking hiring managers what skills they plan to prioritize when they recruit from the class of 2015.  Here is what they found:

    The three college degrees most in demand were business, engineering, and computer and information sciences.

    Top ten skills employers seek, in order of importance.

    1. Ability to work in a team structure
    2. Ability to make decisions and solve problems
    3. Ability to communicate verbally with people inside and outside an organization
    4. Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work
    5. Ability to obtain and process information
    6. Ability to analyze quantitative data
    7. Technical knowledge related to the job
    8. Proficiency with computer software programs
    9. Ability to create and/or edit written reports
    10. Ability to sell and influence others

     The classes you will find within the Career and Technical Education Program (CTE) can help you develop and sharpen the skills listed above.