The Skills To Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success curriculum teaches workforce-readiness skills for diverse learners through hands-on learning activities, supplemental materials, and videos.
Skills addressed: Communication, Enthusiasm & Attitude, Teamwork, Networking, Problem Solving & Critical Thinking, Professionalism
Polytech Adult Education used the Transition Integration Framework (TIF) in an ESOL and Pre-GED class, integrating the leveled skills into their existing curriculum in combination with Northstar Digital Literacy, Skills to Pay the Bills, and My MN Careers.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) coordinated the creation of this curriculum, using input from many different programs and pilot sites, as well as feedback from more than 100 youth. Previously, an initiative of the National Collaborative for Workforce and Disability for Youth and ODEP called The Guideposts for Success made the case for the importance of building workplace-readiness skills with youth. In 2007, ODEP brought together a group of U.S. business representatives, who identified the six skills in this curriculum and determined the need for instructional materials. These materials have been piloted and feedback has been incorporated.
Teamwork & Collaboration