Geoscience employers at SAGE 2YC workshops have shared information about geoscience careers in their fields, the knowledge, skills, abilities, and attitudes that they are looking for in employees, and advice and suggestions for potential employees.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Desired by Employers
What knowledge, skills and abilities will your students' future employers be looking for? The Building Strong Geoscience Departments project interviewed a variety of geoscience employers and recent employees to ask them. And even though every career (and every job) is different, you can read what the interviewees had to say about the what was considered valuable by employers and by employees.
In collaboration with GeoTech Center, the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has worked with industry and education leaders to develop a comprehensive competency model for Geospatial Technology. A competency model is a collection of multiple competencies that together define successful performance in a defined work setting. A model provides a clear description of what a person needs to know and be able to do – the knowledge, skills, and abilities – to perform well in a specific job, occupation, or industry. You can use the diagram on the competency model page to explore the different competencies that have been identified as necessary for success in this field, such as several areas of personal effectiveness and also core geospatial knowledge.