Bridging the Skills Gap: From the Classroom to the Workplace
Employers are seeking graduates who can demonstrate important soft skills such as teamwork and creative problem solving, and also grasp the latest technologies, digital tools, and techniques like coding, analytics, and social media while showcasing creativity and innovation.
As job markets become increasingly competitive, how can you keep pace developing the in-demand skills employers are seeking?
Fast Track offers you an opportunity to demonstrate high-demand skills before entering you enter the job market. No matter your major, gain skills and experience to add to your resume to set you apart from other entry-level job applicants with a Fast Track micro-credential. Fast Track gives employers a chance to identify talent in action (you!), and you get the chance to interact with employers while solving real challenges. Get skills training, project-based experience, and interaction with employer and expert networks through Fast Track.
Build The Skill
These programs offer meaningful experiences for you to deepen your understanding and practice of key transferrable professional skills employers in all industries seek. Master strategies you can apply in a variety of situations to achieve better results. Regardless of major, Build the Skill programs help you understand and articulate your skills and experiences. Upon completion, you will get a UA digital badge that can proudly be shared with potential employers on your resume, LinkedIn profile, or other social media.
Design Thinking Challenges
Work in multi-disciplinary, student-driven teams to propose innovative solutions to clients' challenges using the design thinking process. Each team will work with a mentor to guide them through the process, including pitching ideas to clients and judges. Depending on the challenge, winning teams will have the opportunity to implement their ideas. There is no cost to access to these online programs and they support all levels of ability, from beginner to advanced. Use your UA email address to sign up.
RevaturePro: Online Resources to Learn Coding Skills
Through a partnership with Revature, University of Arizona students and grads can learn the latest in-demand, enterprise-level coding skills by enrolling in one of Revature’s 20+ online programs on Java, .NET, and Front End Web Technologies. Work on real-world projects at your own pace with a personal mentor to help guide you—and gain experience for a career in technology. Use your UA email address to sign up.