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Career Readiness

Career readiness is a foundation from which to demonstrate requisite core competencies that broadly prepare the college educated for success in the workplace and lifelong career management.

The National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE) had identified 8 career competencies for career readiness:

Competencies for a Career-Ready Workforce

Career & Self Development

Proactively develop oneself and one's career through continual personal and professional learning, awareness of one's strengths and weaknesses, navigation of career opportunities, and networking to build relationships within and without one's organization.


Clearly and effectively exchange information, ideas, facts, and perspectives with persons inside and outside of an organization.

Critical Thinking

Identify and respond to needs based upon an understanding of situational context and logical analysis of relevant information.

Equity & Inclusion

Demonstrate the awareness, attitude, knowledge, and skills required to equitably engage and include people from different local and global cultures. Engage in anti-racist practices that actively challenge the systems, structures, and policies of racism.


Recognize and capitalize on personal and team strengths to achieve organizational goals.


Knowing work environments differ greatly, understand and demonstrate effective work habits, and act in the interest of the larger community and workplace.


Build and maintain collaborative relationships to work effectively toward common goals, while appreciating diverse viewpoints and shared responsibilities.


Understand and leverage technologies ethically to enhance efficiencies, complete tasks, and accomplish goals.

Learn more about Career Readiness.


Cultural Competency Certified - Florida Tech

Cultural Competency Certificate Program

The Certificate of Cultural Competency is a free, non-credit program that certifies undergraduate students are prepared for the global workforce through the development and cultivation of knowledge and awareness about diverse cultures and groups of people. Through the program, students participate in experiential activities, academic courses and workshops, and other integrative experiences that incorporate diversity, inclusivity and international cultures.

The Cultural Competency Certificate is noted on the student’s transcript and is a desirable credential to highlight on resumes and CVs.

Program Requirements:

  • Certification requires a total of 8 points:
    • First-Year Experience is 1 point.
    • The Foundations workshop is 1 point. 4 points are elective. 
    • The Capstone is required and earns the final 2 points toward the certificate.
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