Curriculum 2017-09-15T17:15:49-05:00

The Ready to Work core curriculum consists of 6 training modules and ACT WorkKeys. Each module is comprised of 3 to 6 lessons that build upon and reinforce common concepts. All curriculum modules, including ACT WorkKeys, are structured to reinforce the essential skills of reading, writing, listening, speaking and arithmetic.

RTW curriculum includes both online and classroom components. Assessments are used to measure mastery of skills presented through the curriculum. All assessments must be completed with a score of 70% or higher to receive credit.

Industry Specific Concentration (Optional) – COMING SOON

The Ready to Work program will soon offer industry specific training options. Participants will be able to choose an optional concentration that provides targeted training in the chosen industry. Selecting this option will require participants to take one additional training module to earn the industry specific concentration. The concentrations are designed to introduce participants to the basic skills required in the selected industry.

Learning Objectives:

  • ACT WorkKeys
    • Perform basic mathematic operations relevant to the workplace.
    • Read and understand documents commonly found in the workplace.
    • Find information presented in common workplace graphics.
    • Set up and solve complex work-related math problems.
    • Determine the relevance of written information to work-related tasks.
    • Apply information derived from graphics to work-related problems
  • Computer Skills
    • Use file management systems to manage and share documents.
    • Use popular internet browsers to curate information.
    • Use virtual team tools to collaborate online with a virtual team.
    • Use social media tools effectively, including using LinkedIn to create a professional network, and use social media etiquette both on and off the job
    • Use popular productivity tools for word processing, data/financial management, creating presentations, email, and time management.
    • Use email tools to communicate effectively.
    • Use scheduling tools to manage personal time and collaborate with others’ schedules.
  • FDIC
    • Effectively open, use, and manage a checking and savings account.
    • Develop spending plans/budgets.
    • Understand effective credit use.
    • Understand how to build and repair credit.
  • Communications
    • Communicate positively.
    • Apply listening techniques.
    • Express nonverbal thoughts: written and body language.
    • Express verbal thoughts: face to face, phone, and virtually.
    • Apply verbal and nonverbal techniques in team environment.
  • Workplace Behaviors
    • Recognize and respond appropriately to situations depicting:
      • Workplace violence
      • Diversity issues
      • Sexual harassment issues
      • Basic safety concerns
      • Workplace ethics: attendance/punctuality, attitude, performance/taking initiative
    • Problem Solving
    • Apply problem solving strategies and tools to solve common workplace problems.
    • Analyze problems using structured decision-making methodology.
    • Apply time management strategies to common life and workplace situations.
    • Use negotiation techniques to find common ground.
    • Apply conflict resolution techniques to common workplace situations.
  • Job Prep
    • Gather information required to complete a job application.
    • Complete both online and written job applications.
    • Gather information to generate a resume.
    • Generate and maintain an accurate and current resume.
    • Apply appropriate communication skills improve interview techniques.