What is a

Workplace Readiness

Workplace readiness is where students are confident in their ability to adapt and perform in their chosen profession. Workplace readiness is the ability to recognize one’s strengths and areas for professional development. Candidates who are workplace ready possess the skills, aptitudes and attitudes that employers have outlined in a job description. Workplace readiness also refers to the ability to mesh with the office culture and meet the demands that come with a role in a specific industry.

Workplace readiness refers to a skilled generation of leaders who have the knowledge, skills and abilities required to carry out a series of professional tasks. Workplace readiness encompasses a wide range of skills that entail both technical and non-technical career readiness competencies. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has identified eight workplace readiness competencies that students will need for their future roles. The NACE career readiness competencies include: 1) critical thinking (or problem solving), 2) oral or written communication, 3) teamwork and collaboration, 4) digital technology literacy, 5) leadership, 6) professionalism and work ethic, 7) career management and 8) global or intercultural fluency.