Essential Career Skills

Essential Career Skills

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Essential Skills at John Jay College inspires and leads the development of Social Justice & Civility, Communication, Leadership & Teamwork, Critical Thinking and Healthy Living through excellence in collaboration, research and innovation. 


Our John Jay College community has the opportunities and support to gain the essential skills needed to reach their potential in an ever-changing world.


Essential Skills assessments are learner-centered, fair, authentic, and performance-based. They result in a learning plan that enables the individual to obtain meaningful, sustainable employment.  The Essential Skills gap is targeted toward a specific skill set and is intended to support the individual’s move to meaningful and sustainable employment.