This curriculum focuses on mastery of knowledge, skills, and abilities related to work readiness in four main competency areas:
Communication: Articulates thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively; demonstrates public speaking skills; writes work-related materials clearly and effectively.
Critical Thinking & Problem-Solving: Exercises sound reasoning and analytical thinking; uses knowledge, facts, and data to solve workplace problems.
Professionalism: Demonstrates personal accountability and effective work habits, such as punctuality, working productively with others toward a goal, and time and workload management.
Teamwork & Collaboration:Builds productive and professional working relationships with colleagues, supervisors, and customers; able to work with diverse teams; able to negotiate and manage conflict in the workplace.
Funding Organization or Grant
This product was funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Beaulieu A. First Jobs Academy Work Readiness Training for Child Welfare Involved Youth: Trainer Guide. Augusta, ME: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service, Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy;2010.