Persons requiring assistance in developing or strengthening their employment behaviors.
Job Readiness Training (JRT) is available to individuals who have never worked before, have had sporadic work histories, have not worked in a long time, or have behavioral/attitude issues that need to be addressed in order to obtain and maintain employment. This program is designed to improve work-related behaviors and enhance interpersonal skills.
Structured job readiness tasks designed to develop basic work habits, skills, and attitudes necessary for vocational training or employment that focus on the following:
• Attendance and Punctuality
• Accepting Constructive Criticism
• Work Quality
• Work Quantity
• Supervisor Relations
• Co-Worker Relations
• Job Tolerance
• Flexibility in Job Assignments
• Following Work Rules and Regulations
• Following Instructions
• Appropriate Dress and Personal Hygiene
• Decision-making Skills
Students will participate in classroom instruction on various soft skills, the WIN Learning courseware, academic remediation, and a variety of basic work activities. All of this will be used to instruct and assess the students’ abilities to be work ready and mastery of soft skills. Via the WIN Learning courseware, students will have the opportunity to earn the Workplace Essential Skills Certificate (WESC) and the Kentucky Career Readiness Certificate (KCRC).
Consumers choose from one of nine career tracks offered at the Perkins Center and spend approximately three months in Job Readiness Training before transitioning into a skill training program.