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10 Characteristics

Kaskaskia College students become more employable by participating in our Work Ethics Program. Business and industry leaders have identified essential work traits that colleges should teach and students should practice in order to develop a viable, effective workforce. KC has incorporated the following 10 traits that form the core of our Work Ethics curriculum:

  1. Attendance
    Attends class, arrives/leaves on time, notifies the instructor in advance of planned absences, and makes up assignments punctually.
  2. Character
    Displays loyalty, honesty, trustworthiness, reliability, dependability, initiative, self-discipline, and self-responsibility.
  3. Teamwork
    Is a team worker, is cooperative, is assertive, displays a customer service attitude, seeks opportunities for continuous learning, and displays mannerly behavior.
  4. Appearance
    Displays appropriate dress, grooming, hygiene, and etiquette.
  5. Attitude
    Demonstrates a positive attitude, appears self-confident, and has realistic expectations of self.
  6. Productivity
    Follows safety practices, conserves materials, keeps work area neat and clean, follows directions, and procedures.
  7. Organizational Skills
    Manifests skill in personal management, time management, prioritizing, flexibility, stress management, and dealing with change.
  8. Communication
    Displays appropriate nonverbal and verbal skills.
  9. Cooperation
    Displays leadership, appropriately handles criticism and complaints, demonstrates problem-solving capability, maintains appropriate relationships with supervisors and peers, and follows chain of command.
  10. Respect
    Respects the rights of others, deals appropriately with cultural/racial diversity, and does not engage in harassment of any kind.
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