From the 60x30TX Strategic Plan: A “marketable skill” includes interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas, are valued by employers, and are primary or complementary to a major. They are defined as: those skills valued by employers that can be applied in a variety of work settings, including interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.
Marketable skills are acquired by students through education, including curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities. Marketable skills are often called employability skills in other countries, or transferable skills here in the states. They include both technical and soft skills. The marketable skills goal was designed to help students market themselves to employers.
Ability to apply human factors, wayfinding techniques, ergonomics, and universal design principles to design solutions.
Ability to express ideas and their rationale developed in the design process through visual media and in written communication.
Product and Materials selections
Ability to select products and materials on the basis of their properties and performance criteria, including ergonomics, environmental attributes, life safety and life cycle cost.
Regulations and Guidelines
Ability to apply federal, state/provincial and local codes, as well as barrier-free and accessibility regulations and guidelines to design solutions.
Ability to contribute to the production of interior contract documents including drawings, detailing, schedules, and specifications appropriate to project size and scope.