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Getting Ready for WorkRequires a Good System

You might be ready to rock. You might even be ready to rumble. But are you ready to work? SkillsUSA has just launched the Work Force Ready System, designed to help students prove they are ready through industry-supported assessments and other great features.

The site will be fully functional in the spring, but you can learn about what’s coming through videos and demos at:

One of the coolest features will be the Skill Connect Portfolio, where students will keep comprehensive records of their skills, experiences and accomplishments.

As a class activity, discuss the types of skills and achievements that would impress an employer (don’t just focus on technical skills). Then, compile a list of your own accomplishments so you’ll be ready to rock and/or rumble when the Skill Connect Portfolio goes live.

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
— George Bernard Shaw

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SkillsUSA Champions | Winter 2008 | Volume 42, No. 2
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