Soft Skills and Work Readiness

Soft skills, or employability skills, have become the hard skills of today’s workforce. Research conducted by Harvard University, the Carnegie Foundation and Stanford Research Center concluded that 85% of job success comes from having well-developed soft skills, and only 15% of job success comes from technical skills and knowledge. Yet, employers say that applicants are unprepared for work because of their lack of these soft, employability skills.

Job Ready Career Skills — English and Spanish

students in class on laptopsJob Ready Career Skills educates your students in the essential soft skills. This comprehensive software program measures students’ progress by assessing their knowledge of each lesson.

With five categories, 25 topics, 250 lessons, two videos per topic, assessment, pre- and post-tests, an extra activity per lesson, and trophies for exceptional performance, Job Ready Career Skills prepares your students boldly for career success.

Try a few Job Ready Career Skills interactive sample lessons yourself, or let your students try some lessons, and you will see how you can turn the challenge of teaching soft skills into a top-tier learning experience. You can customize Job Ready Career Skills for different classes and use it as an individualized learning experience or a teacher-directed activity.

The Teacher’s Desktop

When you use the online version of Job Ready Career Skills, you will have access to The Teacher’s Desktop, which provides for electronic grading of the pre- and post-tests. You will reduce many time-consuming tasks with the following shortcuts.

  • Roster development for each of your classes
  • Ability to select required and optional lessons
  • Assessment scores by student, lesson, topic, and category
  • Ability to create pre- and post-tests from provided questions
  • Minimum score setting
  • Simple score reporting, exportable to Excel
  • Student time tracking
  • 21-minute narrated video of instructions

The USB version of Job Ready Careers Skills contains the student program only and does not include The Teacher’s Desktop. Scores are reported to students only.

Click here for a short Guided Tour of The Teacher's Desktop from Job Ready Career Skills.

The Administrator’s Desktop

The Administrator’s Desktop for Job Ready Career Skills allows administrators to view all schools, teachers, classes and students under their supervision.