WorkReady is a workforce training program developed by the Maine Department of Education Adult Education team and local workforce investment boards. Trainings are designed to prepare participants for the attitudinal and disciplinary rigors of employment and to provide a highly structured simulated work environment that encourages the behavior required for workplace success.
In this 60-hour training program, participants take ownership of their decisions and develop concrete skills necessary to get a job, such as resume writing and interviewing. Before leaving, participants learn the basic qualities that constitute a good employee: reliability, punctuality, a strong work ethic and a positive demeanor.
WorkReady is based on seven standards, which cover personal motivations and challenges, plans for employment, working with others, effective communication, the principles of getting a job, employee rights and work-related safety information.
WorkReady programs, in partnership with local businesses, provide participants with real-time feedback through mock interviews and other workshops with human resource professionals. Successful participants will receive a credential issued by the Maine DOE and recognized by employers throughout the state.