Workplace & Internship Readiness Course

Preparing students before they enter the workplace

A robust local economy relies on a skilled workforce equipped with the necessary knowledge and competencies. The American skills gap is real. Today’s employers are looking for candidates who possess essential employability and soft skills required to be effective in the workplace. They seek employees with a level of professionalism, effective communication and decision-making skills, self-awareness, and the ability to work with a team. It is important for students to understand what is required in the real world and feel prepared before entering a work environment.

Perkins V supports the integration of employability skills into career and technical education programs and programs of study. Our Workplace & Internship Readiness course gives students the foundational skills they’ll need to feel confident and ready and gives companies the assurance they seek that students will come to them consistently prepared.

Course Unit Topics include:

Unit 1: Know Yourself
Unit 2: From Classroom to Employment
Unit 3: Workplace Behavior
Unit 4: Communicating at Work
Unit 5: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
Unit 6: Managing Your Time, Energy, and Money
Unit 7: Protecting Yourself and Your Employer
Unit 8: Bringing it Together and Becoming a Leader

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