The new Common Skills Library Platform provides both business and education with a common language to define work and associated learning expectations. This will enable multi-disciplinary partners to align the curriculum with, and develop course materials that are more relevant and responsive to employers’ needs. Workforce professionals also can use the new Common Skills Library Platform in building career development and referral strategies around what job-seekers know and can do. By depicting common language across all the occupations to which they apply, the new skills library facilitates more granular transferable skills analysis for more efficient re-employment of dislocated and trade affected workers than can be achieved using occupational title matching. Most important, employers can rely on the new library to guide recruiting, succession planning, in-house training or outsourcing of their human capital development.
There are many potential benefits and uses of the new Common Skills Library Platform, which include, but are not limited to, the following: