Florida Ready to Work (FRTW) is a career education and credentialing program focused on foundational employability and essential soft skills readiness for technical education / industry certification, college, apprenticeship, and employment. The credentials and corresponding courseware are available to all Miami Dade College students and prospective students. Contact Assessment, Evaluation, and Testing via AET@mdc.edu for more information.
Students who complete the program may earn the Florida Ready to Work Credential and/or the Florida Soft Skills Credential. Both credentials are signed by the Governor and recognized as a common measure of readiness for most jobs, across industry sectors, by employers large and small.
To earn the Florida Soft Skills Credential, students must pass one proctored, online assessment – essential soft skills. Each assessment is 55 minutes. All questions are multiple choice, based on career contextualized scenarios. Soft Skills measures competency in work tasks and behaviors including: cooperate with others, resolve conflict, negotiate effectively, solve problems, make decisions, observe critically, and take responsibility for learning.
To earn the Florida Ready to Work Credential, students must pass three proctored, online assessments – applied math, reading for information and locating information.
To prepare students for internship and employment, the program also provides a new blended online and classroom-based curriculum targeting essential soft skills including:
MDC WORKS Career Studio