Career Skills Education Program

SkillsUSA’s Career Skills Education Program helps you give your college and postsecondary students direction as they master basic career and life skills.

Upcoming CSEP Training


What is it?

The Career Skills Education Program (CSEP) provides an easy way for college/postsecondary instructors to ensure that their students learn the basic employment and life skills that lead to career success. CSEP is grouped into five modules

  • Personal Growth
  • Communication and Technology
  • Career Focus
  • Professional Growth
  • Portfolio Development

Each of the 49 online lessons deals with a different topic of concern to the working individual. In addition to text and hands-on, interactive graphics, each lesson contains a number of activities to help you develop and test comprehension.

The program covers goal setting, communications, time management, résumé writing, job interviewing, financial management, teamwork, networking, portfolio development and much more.

How it works

CSEP Online can help your students get the most of their education, whether they are coming to you directly from high school or coming back for retraining from the workforce. Students gain valuable critical personal and employability skills.

CSEP Online is flexible to fit your program and your style of delivery, but immediately useful to you as a college instructor.

CSEP can be used as:

  • an enhancement for existing technical curriculum
  • a stand-alone course
  • as a virtual class where students work from home computers
  • a resource to enhance any life skills curriculum
  • a foundation for teaching career and life skills

For students

Surveys of business and industry representatives reveal that employers are looking for qualities such as a positive attitude, teamwork ability, communication skills, leadership skills, and good work ethics and habits.

Unfortunately, many students get technical and academic training without ever learning the vital career skills that will help them get a job and keep a job. CSEP Online is designed to enable students to connect their current interests, strengths, and experiences to their future life requirements, expectations, and successes.


To view a demo of CSEP:

  1. Visit this link (Internet Explorer required)
  2. Login to LearnMate with the following username and password:
    Username: csepdemo
    Password: csepdemo
  1. Click on the Career Skills Education Program Demo course in the list of My courses. The demo course is displayed.
  2. Click any link in the course to view that activity.

Ordering information

Order the Career Skills Education Program for only $24.95.


Learn more about CSEP. Participants in this workshop will gain a better understanding of the course, how it can be used and instruction on the LearnMate system. This training is hands on and includes demonstrations of the modules and setting up classes. Participants receive one free license. Cost $145 per person.

Registration: Seminar prices do not include lodging. To receive more information about setting up a CSEP, email Stephanie Bland at or call her at 703-737-0622.

CSEP Certificates

Download a certificate for students who have completed the Career Skills Education Program.