The Workplace Readiness Program enables you to develop the contextualized basic skills (in English and/or Math) and the career skills required in a target industry, career and technical education training program, pre-apprenticeship, or apprenticeship program.
This program provides you with the necessary tools and techniques to enter the workforce, improve your English, and develop employability skills. Topics include: career research and planning, self-assessment, effective job searches, writing resumes and cover letters, job applications, developing reference lists, interviewing techniques, appropriate workplace behaviors/culture/etiquette, hard & soft skills, diversity in the workplace, effective communication skills, and fundamental academic skills. The curriculum also prepares you for pathways to other noncredit or credit certificate programs.
Recommended for advanced English Language Learners (students in ESLN Levels 4 & 5 or higher, including ABE, GED, AHSD, or CTE).
Complete the following courses to earn a certificate!
Required Courses (two required courses):
- WRKP 2103 - Workplace Readiness: Career & Job Skills
And choose one of the following:
- WRKP 2101 - Workplace Readiness: Contextualized English Skills
- WRKP 2102 - Workplace Readiness: Contextualized Math Skills
A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of all required courses.
Request Your Certificate
If you have completed and passed all of the required courses, submit the petition form “Petition for Certificate of Completion."
Steps to Get Started
Use the guide below to start taking classes in the Workplace Readiness Program. For more detailed instructions, go to How to Take Noncredit Classes.
- Check course availability in Schedule of Classes
To find Workplace Readiness courses in the class schedule, look for the subject “Workforce Preparation”.