The Work Readiness Tool from the Workforce Investment Act Youth Program is a checklist and rubric of foundational life skills needed for successful employment.
Skills addressed: Attendance, Reliability, Taking Initiative, Quality of Work, Communication, Cooperation, Responsibility, Teamwork, Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Diversity Awareness
The U.S. Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration (ETA) developed the Work Readiness Tool for employers participating in hiring youth for summer work programs. The tool includes a description of how content was designed from “public study, private research, and practical local application.” The public entity was ETA’s Building Blocks for Competency Models for foundational life skills content. Developers drew on the work of private research groups, including the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, Society for HR Management, and Corporate Voices. The tool design is based on the Massachusetts Work-Based Learning Plan, among other employability profiles.
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Critical & Creative Thinking
Leadership & Initiative
Navigating & Using Information
Teamwork & Collaboration