Author: John J. Liptak, EdD, and Laurence Shakin, PhD
The Transferable Skills Scale (TSS) is a brief assessment designed to identify an individual's strongest transferable skills.
Based on the data, people, things, and ideas model used extensively by career counselors and the U.S. Department of Labor, the TSS asks individuals to rate their skill levels on 96 tasks. The resulting score helps define their skill levels in eight skill categories:
In a survey of 1,107 individuals who completed this assessment online:
Select the format that works best for your clients' or students' needs. The print version is ideal for in-person meetings and workshops and can be a helpful reference tool during one-on-one discussions.
The online version offers automated scoring and allows individuals to complete the assessment at home at their convenience. Results are immediately saved and provided to administrators. This option is ideal for serving or advising individuals who are unable to meet face-to-face.
Interested in using this assessment in your program or curriculum? Contact your JIST account manager for more information.