Welcome to the new Workplace Readiness Skills (WRS) web portal. The portal will provide you with efficient, adaptable resources and instructional materials to introduce or reinforce student understanding of Workplace Readiness Skills in classrooms. Each lesson provides tips for taking advantage of formal and informal opportunities to reinforce knowledge and skills.

These resources will provide additional information for the delivery of Workplace Readiness Skills in the classroom. Mastery of these skills will increase when the concepts and vocabulary are continually applied and reinforced throughout the core competencies of the course.

Over time, the portal will provide additional resources and instructional materials for each of the 21 Workplace Readiness Skills. To access the instructional materials and resources, click on the linked Workplace Readiness Skills below.

Workplace Readiness Skills

Note: Skills marked with * will take you to CTECS (Career and Technical Education Consortium of States).

Personal Qualities and People Skills

  1. Demonstrate positive work ethic.
  2. Demonstrate integrity.
  3. Demonstrate teamwork skills.
  4. Demonstrate self-representation skills.
  5. Demonstrate diversity awareness.
  6. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills. *
  7. Demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness.

Professional Knowledge and Skills

  1. Demonstrate effective speaking and listening skills.
  2. Demonstrate effective reading and writing skills.
  3. Demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
  4. Demonstrate healthy behaviors and safety skills.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of workplace organizations, systems, and climates.
  6. Demonstrate lifelong-learning skills.
  7. Demonstrate job-acquisition and advancement skills.
  8. Demonstrate time-, task-, and resource-management skills. *
  9. Demonstrate job-specific mathematics skills.
  10. Demonstrate customer-service skills.

Technology Knowledge and Skills

  1. Demonstrate proficiency with technologies common to a specific occupation. *
  2. Demonstrate information technology skills.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of Internet use and security issues. *
  4. Demonstrate telecommunications skills.