The Job Readiness Curriculum Guide is a six-unit intensive curriculum with comprehensive lesson plans that include classroom and portfolio-building activities.
Skills addressed: Communication, Listening, Professionalism, Empathy, Diversity, Problem Solving, Conflict Resolution, Teamwork
In 2009, the Massachusetts Association for Community Action (MASSCAP), in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Housing, designed, piloted, and evaluated this job readiness curriculum to teach soft skills and workplace readiness to underserved, low-income populations in Massachusetts. The pilot served 198 adults at three MASSCAP sites. The curriculum guide and five-hour training were developed with the assistance of a job readiness curriculum consultant and workforce development specialist. Since its publication in 2010, more than 500 Community Action and other nonprofit agency staff in the fields of adult education, housing self-sufficiency, homeless shelters, job training, financial assistance, and Head Start have attended the curriculum training. The curriculum guide was updated in 2019 and is now available on the MASSCAP website without having to attend the recommended curriculum guide training.
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Adaptability & Flexibility
Critical & Creative Thinking
Leadership & Initiative
Teamwork & Collaboration