Career Essentials & Blackboard

What are Career Essentials?

Of course, you want to be successful at your first job after graduation. Everything you are learning now will be so important, including how you interact with other people. Paying attention to soft skills, which are abilities that employers are looking for in new hires, will help you avoid unintentional mistakes at your job. As you complete your program at MATC, your instructors will assess you on the following Career Essential goals.Career Essentials

Every program course includes an assessment aligned to one (1) Career Essential, facilitated through Blackboard. The results of this assessment will indicate where students are at any point in their progress throughout their time at MATC.


How Will You Be Assessed?

Your instructors can explain how you will complete a Career Essential Assessment, typically through an assignment in Blackboard. It’s an important way to gauge your professional growth. Once you have been assessed, your instructor will make your results available to you through two ways in Blackboard.


How Can You Track Your Progress?

When viewing your course’s Goal Performance tool, you will be able to see your overall score on the Career Essential goal on which you were assessed and drill down deeper to view additional feedback. See these instructions for more information.

If you have questions about Career Essentials competencies and assessments in your courses, please contact your instructors. They can help guide you to improve the crucial skills you will need to be successful in the workplace.