Florida Ready to Work (FRTW) is a career education and credentialing program focused on providing students with the foundational employability and essential “soft skills” training necessary to excel in technical education/industry certification, college, apprenticeship, and employment. The credentials and corresponding coursework are available to all Miami Dade College current and prospective students.
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 an additional “hard skills” Florida Ready to Work Credential, students must pass three proctored, online assessments covering topics in applied math, reading, and locating information through the use of technology.
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:
Step 4: Click on the “Soft Skills” Training (middle option)
Step 5: Complete all 4 sections. Each section takes about 45 minutes each and includes a pretest, course, and posttest.
Step 6: Email the MDC Testing Center at AET@mdc.edu and request to take the proctored test.
Step 7: Take the test and receive credentials. You must receive an 80 or above to pass.
Step 8: Add your new credentials onto your resume, Handshake, and LinkedIn profiles.
Step 9: Celebrate your accomplishment! 🥳
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