Throughout LRI'S website – the following terms are used interchangeably: Workforce readiness skills, workplace success skills, soft skills, employability skills, interpersonal skills, workplace behaviors, behavioral competencies, social skills, career readiness skills and behavioral effectiveness skills. Skills and competencies are also used as synonyms.
Learning Resources Workforce Readness Training

Workforce Readiness Development Training

Workforce Readiness Development Training (WRDT) is a trainer- or teacher-led integrated system of training and coaching designed to build and strengthen people’s soft skills as measured by the Workforce Readiness System (WRS). The training addresses the eight skill sets assessed by WRS:

Personal Qualities: Integrity, Responsibility, Self-Esteem, Self-Management,  Sociability and

Customer Care: Customer Relations, Decision Making, and Commitment to Quality

Implemented by trained staff, WRDT enables participants to:

  • Clearly understand both the behaviors employers seek in incumbents/applicants and why these behaviors are important;
  • Experience these behaviors; and,
  • Develop and strengthen these behaviors through training and, subsequently, on-the-job.

WRDT consists of two training programs: Personal Qualities Development System Overview and Customer Care Development System Overview. Click on either link for an Overview of that program, each of which is organized as follows:
 

  1. Trainer's Manual
  • Structured training for each of the five Personal Qualities competency areas and three Customer Care competencies.
  • A step-by-step training curriculum and supports for trainer who work with large and small groups and individuals.
  • Directions for all activities.
  • A feedback loop with employers, as appropriate.
         To view a unit of the Personal Qualities Development System, Trainer's Manual, click here.
         To view a unit of the Customer Care Development System, Trainer's Manual, click here.

     2. Participant Manual

  • These e-publications guide learning and enable participants to experience and practice desired soft skill behaviors for each WRS competency.
  • Includes handouts for large-group, small-group, and individual learning activities.

         To view a unit of the Personal Qualities Development System, Participant's Manual, click here.
         To view a unit of the Customer Care Development System, Participant's Manual, click here.

In addition, both Systems include the following support material for Trainers and Participants:

  • Reference Guide for Coaches
  • Employer Survey
  • Self-Assessment for Potential Trainers
  • Train-The-Trainer Tools, including PowerPoints