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Florida Ready to Work

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.

The Credentials

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.

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Closeup of Florida Ready to Work  webpage screenshot

The Soft Skills Curriculum

To prepare students for internship and employment, the program also provides a new blended online and classroom-based curriculum targeting essential soft skills including:

  • Conveying Professionalism –Dependability, courtesy, attitude, motivation, personal accountability, and time management.
  • Communicating Effectively – Verbal and nonverbal communication and listening; use of communication tools including email etiquette, cell phone, and social networking; resolving conflict; and acknowledging criticism.
  • Promoting Teamwork and Collaboration – Teamwork skills and interactions, benefits of diversity and sensitivity to differences, accepting responsibility, and leadership.
  • Thinking Critically and Solving Problems – Innovation, creativity, flexibility, overcoming adversity, goal setting, and critical thinking strategies.

What is the Process to earn the credentials?

Step 1: Complete the Florida Ready to Work Assessment Request

Step 2: You will receive an email with the login instructions.

Step 3: Go to My Florida Ready to Work and log in.

Step 4: Click on 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. You must receive an 80% or higher to pass the courseware training posttests

Step 6: To schedule a testing appointment, please use the button below

Schedule a Testing Appointment

Step 7: Take the test (about 47 questions) and receive credentials. You must receive an 70% or above to pass.

Step 8: Add your new credentials onto your resume, Handshake, and LinkedIn profiles

Step 9: Celebrate your accomplishment!!   


For More Information Contact

MDC WORKS Career Studio
305-237-9675 (WORK)