Pennsylvania 21st Century graduates must possess the knowledge, abilities, and habits to enter and complete postsecondary education and move to a successful career. To achieve this outcome, students must acquire robust employability skills: ability to communicate, solve problems, think critically, persevere, set goals, and work in teams. These skills are essential to equipping students to pursue their career opportunities with confidence and contribute positively to their communities.
This toolkit introduces the PA Career Ready Skills (PA CRS) and Continuum and provides resources for LEA and teacher implementation. The integration of these skills into classrooms and schools is optional; however, when the PA CRS are woven into the mission and vision for each school and implemented with fidelity, schools will improve student capacity to engage in academic learning and meet college and career readiness standards.